Hi, I'm planning on purchasing a new computer build primarily for gaming that will be still viable with upgrades in the future. Hoping to get some tips on improvements (budget, performance, redundancies etc) before I order everything. This is a complete new system build meaning I'll be ordering everything including monitor, speakers, etc. Thanks!
I dont' think your getting the best for your money. You should try to utilizing Newegg's Combo deals. Also if you don't mind using a microATX mobo, you could upgrade to a Deneb 940 Black Edition with a higher megabyte cache with a Newer chipset/northbridge. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
That's if you don't wanna crossfire. also you could spend 5$ more just to get a 500GB Seagate drive. and as far as cooling goes you should get a case that has cable management holes precut for you.
Umm.... your high. Jbaker.... 785s were developed after the 770s which are newer. if your talking bout the 780s you may be correct. And the 940 has a L1 cache as well... Plus... why would you go with the 945... the 940 has L1 enabled its a BE and its also only 2-3$ more on Newegg..
You are correct about the 785 socket (edit: meant to say "northbridge" here). However, the AM3 socket is more upgradable and can be paired with DDR3 RAM. Also the 945 has a faster HT connection and lower TDP.
Ohh... I just saw my error sorry lol, i just checked the mobo and realized it was a DDR2 mobo sorry. But any of the other Gigabyte AM3 DDR3 Gigabyte boards with the 940 would be excellent. AND I STILL THINK THE 940 is the best choice. IF he's an overclocker.