APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: November 16th BUDGET RANGE: Final Cost under $1700.00
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video Production/Editing, Fraps Recording, and other standard operations
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor & Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg ONLY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel & Nvidia
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No i7 setup. Looking for a few people to assist with checking compatibility of this setup before purchase. I would like to be able to find quality options but save a little money where possible.
WD Caviar Black 500 is an old dual platter drive, the new 500GB single platter drives (samsung F3) are faster.
9800 GTX+ is outdated. For the same price you can get a much more powerful 4870 or a DX11 compatible 5750.
Almost everything you list can be replaced faster or cheaper with newer components. I dont feel I can be helpful by recommending already antiquated parts. I think thats why no one else has posted yet either.
On a more positive note, the case and power supply are both excellent choices.
To End this Thread dude, I'll agree with everyone else, your build is much to expensive without any real reason for the price, I would get a 5870 or 5850 instead and only a single HDD. get a 1156 or 1366 or AM3 Board with Phenom 2 X3-4, core i5/7 with 1700 bucks you could do all this and more with ease.
but $80 doesn't seem logical in a $1500 machine. The only remaining viable nVidia cards (see same THG article as well as anandtech one) are the 260 and 295. The rest of the spectrum, ATI takes all the top "best card for the money" however, the 4xxx series takes the crown on all but the $155 and $310 categories where it's a 3 way tie between the 4870, 5770 and 260.