I'm looking to build a new computer (last one I built was ~5 years ago, which is now at the end of its upgrade life), and have been trying to catch up on current hardware. So I've cobbled together the following build from recommendations/guides/reviews, and would love to get some feedback on it, especially on any incompatibilities or space issues. But any feedback/advice is enormously appreciated!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next week or two BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1200 Before / After: Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, some coding, web surfing, etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: LCD WS Monitor (with 1680x1050 res), keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I definitely want an Intel CPU, and a modular PSU.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would prefer a quieter computer, and that won't cause me any hassle down the road. Also, I will be throwing win7 64-bit in it.
I eventually plan on upgrading my monitor, so the 5850 should pull its weight more when I get around to that.
And I'd like to avoid sli/crossfire if possible. I'll take a cooler/stabler machine at the cost of playing brand-new, max-settings games.
I'm not set in stone on the i7-860, since I keep hearing conflicting information on what kind of boost I'd see on it versus an i5-750 with just gaming. The coding I'll be doing won't be very intensive, just some smaller projects with R and C.
^The power supply you've picked is by a bad brand as opposed to corsair..
it isn't certified 80+...and is bad quality as opposed to corsair, that's why it's cheap.
you wouldn't want all your parts die because of a insufficient power supply
the RAM you've picked have high latencies CL9..it's cheap, but you could get better RAM with your budget. look at my suggested build that comes with a monitor above. my ram is 1333mhz with CL7.. yours is 1333mhz with CL9
again, solely on gaming i5 750 will crush anything that comes in the way making i7 860 not relevant in this case. i7 860 is like the equivalent of i7 920, it's for CPU intensive programs like video encoding, and other editing programs or designing programs
i believe my build fits all your needs at relatively a reasonable price.
you could wait for the christmas sale, black friday, cyber monday or whatever it's called in the US and save a few bucks
talk about no thanking me for helping, suggesting an entire build? hmm...interesting..