Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM (might replace this with a blu-ray drive)
I was wondering what kind of FPS I would be hitting in GTAIV, Crysis, and any other high demanding games. I was also wondering if anybody thinks that there's anything that I could improve on.
The i7 is pretty much a must for me, I've been dreaming about those 8 threads for quite some time now. The 5870 I swapped that out from a 275 after I seen the benchmarks. I'm not really a fanboy for either ATI or nVidia but the 5870 seems to be the pretty choice for my money.
I would switch your hard drive to SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive... It is cheaper and pretty much matches the VRaptor in speed due to the single 500GB platter.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel / Gigabyte / and I don't care between nVidia and ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently don't have a monitor picked up.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want a sweet comp. I'm currently on an Intel Celeron w/ a GB of RAM and in desperate need of an upgrade and I just want to get the most bang for my money and have a computer that I will be proud of.
Thank you very much for the improvements to the build. I have swapped out the hard drive, I guess I should of know that a Raptor was a waste of money. I have swapped out the DVD burner to a SATA model and I have swapped out the power supply. These are exactly the type of improvements that I really appreciate. I probably wouldn't have noticed the power supply didn't have enough connectors for dual cards until it was too late.
The build looks good other than the fact that you have both a GTX 275 and HD5870 listed.
Lol thanks, I wondered why the price seemed somewhat high. Thank you for all of the improvements. I will also consider having a SSD but I would like to see prices drop a bit more before I splurge for one of those.