I'm going to build a new computer, the computer will be used for everything from gaming to surfing the web. I'm also going to overclock it, but nothing extreme. I want it to be relatively quiet, the price range is ~$2000. This will be a nice upgrade from my current s478 computer.
I'm not 100% sure about the memory & motherboard and I'm a little worried if the P183 will fit the Noctua cooler and the HD5850, without any problems?
The other DDR3 memory I've been looking at is this one:
"Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x2GB"
Would it be a better choice, it's not so much more expensive. Maybe the cooling on this memory will be in the way for the noctua cooler?
The other motherboards I've been looking at is these ones:
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R with USB3
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 with USB3
Asus P7P55D Pro
Would any of these be a better choice then the Asus P7P55D, the price for them is about the same, a couple of $10 at max difference.
$2000 budget and i5-750 don't really go together if you ask me. If you really plan on spending $2000, aim a little higher on the processor AND GPU. I have an i5-750 + ATI 5850 and it's most definitely NOT a $2000 gaming rig. Had I had an extra $800 to add to my $1200 rig I would have had some more muscle under the hood.
So performance wise I should choose the Spinpoint F3 1TB and the G-SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB instead? Does anyone have some knowledge about the motherboards? The Gigabyte P55A's both have USB3, but I heard somewhere that USB3 on these motherboards wouldn't be as fast as USB3 should be because of some motherboard limitations, is that true?
It has to use a 'turbo' mode or something like that and take bandwidth from the graphics cards to do USB3 because the P55 doesn't support it and does not have the bandwidth. I don't remember the exact limitation, but I know you can't use dual cards and USB3. You can download the manuals for the boards from the manufacturer's website.