APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week or in the next few weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200 Before / After
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing, surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, OS, mouse, keyboard
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com or any other sites that reputable
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, ati
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i'd like to have a cool running pc
i'm considering the intel i7 but im not sure if i want the 860 or the 920 as for the cpu depending on which one i'll but im planning on picking it up at my local micro center since it goes for 200 for the 920 and 230 for the 860
is there a reason you chose the 860 over the 920? wont a tri channel memory be better than the dual? when then new chips come out which board will support the future chips since i want to keep most of the build are at least 4-5 years
1. 860's frequency is higher
2. 860's turbo mode is far greater
3. 860's TDP is far lower
4. 860's intel specified supported ram frequency is higher
5. 860's overall price is usually lower
6. Initial very high price of gulftown cpus
7. Lack of compelling need for 16x/16x crossfire
8. Limited benefit of triple channel ram
If you really won't want to buy a new build for 5 years, you could go for the 1366, but keep in mind the prices will initially be very high.
I am in the same situation as the OP. Building a PC within a week and am budgeting 1000-1200$. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What I am considering so far, i want an i7, Radeon 5850, and 6-8GB of RAM...
I like the list overall that jbakerlent posted for the most part, as it has i7 and the video card, but the only thing that I wanted better was more RAM. As you can probably tell, i am a newb with parts now days. So if anyone could suggest what RAM setup would be best or whatever for my budget that would be awesome. If its 6GB its gotta be tri-channel and 8GB dual channel correct? which is better/cheaper/bestoption? Thanks!
those are most of the parts im considering but im not sure what to get for my ram. will the power supply i selected be enough to run the system since i might consider running crossfire in the future. and has anyone ever tried the corsair h50? just want to see some reviews from the members before think about getting it. also for the asus board what are the differences between the p6t and the p6t deluxe v2?