APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I will be coming home from Iraq in mid November so around the first of the month i want the parts there when i get home.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming, oh and more Gaming (COD MW2)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors, keyboard mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg don't really know any others with the same great service.
PARTS PREFERENCES: no real preference love asus
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / CROSSFIRE: Yes when i purchase another card
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2@1280x1024, will be 1680x1050 when i pick up 2 monitors later on.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just looking for some good input on which one will last longer and upgrade easier 1156 or 1366 with price and performance. I only used newegg for the parts if there's other places please let me know. i post a couple weeks back my basic system build i was planning on building untill i read some things about the 2 chipsets and its making me lean towards x58. also HD i know people say the f3 is good but can it perform like the raptor and i dont need space. Will the power supply handle 2 5850's. one reason for the evo instead of the pro is dual nic's i always get a lighting storm to knock 1 or both out on the last 3 boards i have had.
The base build is this
Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
Ram - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB Model #:998679
Core i9 will be 1366, just consider that for your MB when upgrading..
1366 motherboards till now shows more overclocking reliability
i personally have EVGA X58 3x SLI Classified Motherboard, planned to get Core i7 975 ( too much expensive for me i would buy it if i had money) so am going to i7 920 and overclock it to 4.0 GHz maybe with cooler master V8.
at the moment having EVGA GTX 285 FTW 1024 i'll try to save money for the 300's when they come out
You shoud onsider SSD drives at least for your OS partition it will boost everthing out, i have 2x Intel X25-M G2 80 GB planning to put them in RAID 0 ( thank god didn't firmware the TRIM new firmware yet)
1. I picked the EVO becuase of the dual nic's.
2. Why is everyone picking 4gb of dual channel ram i pick the muskin becuase of the reviews on tomshardware.
3. Is the Power supply i picked bad or is the 750 just that much better?
4.Is there proff that the f3 is faster than a raptor i know the price point is great but the speeds of the raptor is amazing for a non ssd
I would grab OCZ over RipJaw personally but I would choose Corsair over either, but I guess I am a Corsair "fanboy". I have used nothing but corsair memory and never had any problems with them so I keep sticking with em
Commenting on this because I'm in the same back and forth... back and forth dilemma and going thru the running -around like a psychotic chicken with its head cut off -- routine. After spending over 464 million hours researching, I have made up my mind. Just wanted to pass that along. (kidding).. actually wanted to add my 2 cents about vendors -- I use Newegg primarily for mail-order (biz system/net builder, MCITP, etc.) but lately Amazon has been alright as long as you scrutinize the actual supplier. However... if you happen to have a Micro Center store around you (www.microcenter.com) then they consistently beat out even refurbished ebay sellers -- plus u get the components instantaneously which is worth something... (not to mention shipping). I drive about an hour to the local Micro Center -- which is basically a Sams Club or Costco dedicated only to our particular breed (folks that would surely add powdered silicon to the morning cereal if it didn't cause acid reflux and subsequent death). The worst case price comparisons have seen Microcenter matching Newegg/Tiger/Amazon/zipzoom in price by offering free shipment. But ya still gotta wait. Only better online deals that can be found are gonna be on RAM (newer ddr3 +). If you need a 512 or 1GB stick of DDR PC-5300 for $15 then.... Microctr. They do some limited mail order stuff from their webstore too. Case in point --> i7-930 with Gigabyte LGA1366/USB3/SATA6/Triple-Channel/bios-set-OC, etc. etc. The mobo is $199 (Newegg=$249) and the CPU is also $199 (newegg=$279 on sale). Add a 2TB Seagate Cuda Sata6 drive for $230 and there's your orgasm. Later... (?'s then email me: flyinghatchet @ gmail)