Hey, I’m currently in the process of ordering the parts for a new gaming computer. I’m completely new to picking out parts and I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if this build will work [ie. will my case fit everything inside, do i have enough power, etc.]. Thanks in advance.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Hopefully within the next two days)
BUDGET RANGE: (Around $1600) Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, schoolwork)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nothing really besides some type of Intel Processor and the BFG GTX 260 card.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I plan to use two-way SLI with two BFG GTX 260 cards, but I won’t be buying both cards with my first purchase. I'm planning to get a second BFG GTX 260 card sometime in the next 4 months, so will that second also fit/work with my current build?
The parts I’ve currently picked out:
Well you have quite a large budget, you sure you don't want to upgrade your monitor? Because 1280x1024 gaming isn't that good.
Well right now I'm mainly just concerned with whether or not the motherboard will fit inside the case, if I have enough power, if two graphics cards can fit inside the case along with all the other parts, etc. Once I've got that figured out I suppose I may get a new monitor, but right now that's one of the last things on my list. However, if monitor size and resolution affects gameplay (I'm not sure if it does or not, but it very well may), then maybe this will become one of my priorities as well.
^What's the point getting two graphics card when your monitor is only 1280x1024? You said 2x 260 gtx in your first post. You should get a monitor that's at least 1920x1080. Gaming is only good with above 1680x1050, in terms of visual..graphics..etc
Can you specify what games you play? At what settings?
Here's a i5 750 build, I did a few days ago. You need to buy a monitor that's at least 1920x1080 or else the 5850 video card is not relevant.
This is in USD, I'm too lazy to go to ncix , but you'll get the idea of the build.