Hello everyone, my 21st is coming up and im expecting a large influx of money from it. I have been wanting to get into I7 for a while now and so the perfect opportunity is upon me. I've gone through an I7 build and just wanted to know if theres anything i can do better or have missed. Many thanks.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around January 2010 time (my birthday) BUDGET RANGE: £1200 before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: High end gaming, university work, MSN & Internet Explorer
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Blu-Ray Drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Scan.co.uk (however i have an account with Overclockers.co.uk also)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Its I7 so Intel, prefer Nvidia to ATI, Corsair RAM over anything else, Corsair PSU, Asus Mobo
OVERCLOCKING: As can be seen below, i've outlined the I7 920 with a view to overclocking it to the 3.2GHz mark. Will also be OC'ing RAM
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650 x 1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm past the bling, want a simple yet good looking case that cools well.
Where's your graphics card Is it included in the £1200 budget or ?
If this is mainly a gaming rig, you'd be better off with the I7 860 or better yet the I5 750. They both perform similarly to the I7 920 when it comes to gaming and would cost a whole lot less, so you'll have a lot more to spend on the graphics card.
I have a couple of things to say about the build you posted above though:
Windows 7 Ultimate has features that are aimed at businesses. NOT home users.
Get Home Premium... I've read about the differences, I'm a gamer at night and a computer technician as my full time job. BUT I will still be getting Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM.