I am hoping after a few months to run a second one of these graphics cards in sli.
I will be using my 22 inch Benq monitor and will probably buy a copy of windows 7 home edition 64 bit for this setup.
I would really appreciate some advice and opinons on this build, maybe some compatibility information and different ideas instead of the components i've chosen such as the graphics card as i know theres such a wide selection out there. Also if i should look into any additional cooling.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, il look forward to the feedback.
Hi i have looked at everything you have suggested and i may consider going for a setup more like you have listed. But could you tell me if what i originally chose is a decent setup and compatible, as i am new to this and i would appreciate some information on the setup i first designed, thanks.
The power supply you chose is overkill. You could easily use a 600-650w ps.
The F3 is a faster hard drive than the one you chose since it only uses one platter.
Obisidians first post is referring to an i5 750...
You graphics card is fine..the 5850 is a better card with dx11 but I would not pay that price for it.
DDR3 ram + mobo is the way to go since ddr2 is dying and the prices are increasing.
November 10, 2009 6:48:05 PM
I chose that psu because i was going to hopefully run 2 of those cards in sli eventually and i have noticed people prefer intel builds and the ati cards such as the 5850, i am from the uk but converted i have about $1200-$1350 to spend on my new build. Im mainly going to be using it for gaming so id like to hear any other setup ideas aswell, thanks.
obsidian86 already offered a couple different superior builds. What more do you want? You do NOT need a 1000W PSU for two GPU's. A quality 750W PSU is plenty. You also don't want to build around DDR2 RAM since it's in the process of being phased out.
November 11, 2009 9:03:13 PM
Hi, thanks a lot for everyones help, i am going to go with the 5850 and the AMD phenom 955 and i will build around DDR3 as suggested. So im basically going to go with what obsidian86 listed in the first post apart from the motherboard.