I have been wanting to do a new gaming build for myself for quite some time and i got a decent christmas bonus at work so i want to spend it on a new rig.
Since i built my last system I have learned quite a bit about computers so i would like to do some experimenting with overclocking the different parts of my system.
I would also like to make sure that i dont build myself into a corner with this. My last build i went with an aging motherboard to save some cash and found myself with no where to upgrade to. I may have gone a little bit overboard with the board i did select though with the 4 PCIe slots. I do like that it does 16X/16X Crossfire Support because i plan on buying a 2nd of whatever graphics card i go with a few months down the line.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Hard Drive, PSU (have a OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP.) and OS(have win 7 64)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU and Would like a Direct X 11 Graphics Card
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have a BenQ FP222WH. Its recommended resolution is 1680 x 1050.
XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
I am very open to suggestion on my part selection but would like to stick with AMD/ATI.
Are there better values available that im missing out on? also im wondering about my ram Selection. I would eventually like to get 8 gig in there but i read that with this mobo if you fill all 4 slots the memory has to be set to 1333