I am currently a new member on this wonderful site and I would gladly appreciate help on my
new Gaming/General System that I will be building in the next 1-2 months. Where I will Buy from:
I live in Australia and the website that I will be purchasing my components from is, www.tigerdirect.com
Note: Yes, I will be the shipping parts to AUS because it actually ships to Australia unlike many US stores and I simply cannot find a cheap store in Australia. If you have any better websites with exceptional customer service, reliable and are cheaper then TigerDirect please feel free to recommend them. (Note: I'm not 100% sure if the Shipping Fees and Price in total will be cheaper than buying directly from Australia) Please Help me on This.
What this System is build for:
This is a build that I hope will last 2-3 years and will be used for Gaming and General usage.
I am into both RTS/RPG and FPS games. I will also be using this computer to accomplish High-School homework and assignments.
E.g: DotA, WoW, CS:S, CS1.6
Note: I am not a hardcore 24/7 gamer but I will Overclock my CPU and maybe Crossfire my Graphic Cards.
MotherBoard: Asus Crosshair III Formula Unfortunately I can't find this mother board on TigerDirect anymore and I would appreciate if someone could recommend another board with pretty much the same features. Also it would be thankful if the motherboard would support CrossfireX as I will be connecting two 5770's Edit:According to comments I might just go with one 5770 or 5850.
Note: I might or might not buy these since I have a decent headset already. (Feel free for recommendations)
P.S Please note that I am looking at components that are Price: Performance wise. So if you are making recommendations please make them reasonable.
Overall, I'm a first time builder and so please do not recommend things that are too over complicated to install or use, the simpler the better. I have done extensive research and I am positive that the components I chose are compatible. But feel free to correct me. Oh and if I did violate any rules by accident by posting in wrong sections then please correct me.
P.S I'm apologise for such a long thread but I do wish my build to be mistake-less
^ Check the MSY website...they seem to offer parts at good rates and I have seen many people happy with their service... http://www.msy.com.au/
As for the build, I like AMD a lot...but for the price range of that mobo, I would rather go with the i5 CPUs...as they are even better than 965 and P55 mobos offer support for both SLI and crossfire and fall easily within range...