APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: jan. 31 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $1500 Before
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Transcoding alot of video upscaling from avi/mp4 to dvd/vob, Rts/Fps type gaming, some photo and video editing.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preferable website have only used newegg.com before COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Texas, USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: no parts preference just what you guys deem fit. ive been stressing over this for 2 weeks unable to make a decision ok well i was looking at core i7 920 and a 5870
OVERCLOCKING: Yes Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just looking for tomshardware gurus to help me out a bit
You really dont need the supercomputer mobo. You would be better off getting a gigabyte or evga x58 motherboard. It would shave about 100 dollars off your price. And if your going to be encoding alot of video i suggest a good cpu cooler like the corsair H50 so you can overclock a bit and encode and compress video faster. The gpu and case is fine. Also if you can put more memory in the better.
ok so apparently i can buy this rig http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668285.php from a local computer store for $1150 should i jump in. or what im lost this rig seems awesome ok there is one downside to me i guess its a downside. the unit is refurbished. some1 help i dont want to be jipped or miss out on a great opportunity
or this would be my finalized build spending $250 less because im simply not going to have it anymore