APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 1500$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video editing, school work
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, going to be using the no interest for 12 months
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
I hope the memory i chose works with the mobo, it wasn't on its recommended list but than again, not a lot of memory was.
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
I am getting the Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler and 1366 bracket
XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
I think i'm going to go with the XFX because of the lifetime warranty unless anyone can show me some sort of performance gain with any of the other cards?
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Is it worth it to spring for DDR3 2000? I plan on OC'ing...also, can someone recommend me a memory cooling solution?
Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
This power supply is a bundle deal with the case i'm getting @ $279.98 for both
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
I plan on upgrading to SSD when the prices drop a bit...but thought this should hold me over till than?
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Yes, either PSU would work and you would be able to crossfire fine.
No cache is not really a principal factor in determining HDD speed, far more important is platter density (the higher the better) and the F3 has a single 500GB platter (largest in production) whereas the WD only has 320GB per platter, so in short the Spinpoint is superior.
I don't read newegg reviews, but that board is a favorite around here, however I have no firsthand experience with it so I can't say for sure.