I would very much appreciate some opinions and advice. I'd like to build a gaming computer that can handle anything you can currently throw at it. Maybe future proof it if that's even possible. I posted here a few weeks ago and it was suggested that I read the stickies about new builds. I did and that helped me a lot. I've done quite a bit of research reading through lots of articles here too. From what I've seen on these forums there are some really sharp people here who seem to know what they are talking about. So, I've put together a list of stuff that I sure would like some feedback on. Here ya go, and thanks.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I'd like to have everything ordered within 5 days
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming first and foremost, music, movies, surfing the internet.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I prefer newegg.com. (USA). If I can get a better price from a reliable source then I'm good with that.
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type; Intel CPU for sure and ASUS MB. Think I'll go with an SLI system
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / Never have before but I'm going to / SLI : Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Windows 7 Professional I quess. Not sure. Is one edition better than another for gaming?
Here's what I've put together and I'm willing to change any of it. Of courseI just want everything to work well together for a sweet system. I want that sweet spot combination If you know what I mean.
Way overkill on the PSU. 750-850w Corsair for x-fire.
Right now the 285 is a bad choice the 5850 is a much better choice, beats it and is cheaper.
The ram is really nice, but you can get equivalent for $150 or so. OCZ or Crucial.
That CPU cooler is expensive for not so great performance. Get a Hyper 212 for $30.
Win 7 Home P is all that is really needed, get Pro if you want XP mode.
The rest looks good.