APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about a week or two from now (can wait for the i7 930, is it coming this january 17?)
BUDGET RANGE: ~$1150
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (watching movies, gaming)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case (haf 932), cpu cooler (corsair h50))
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, ncixus.com, microcenter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines (will get the most items that are available here) and US (will get items that are not available in philippines)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7 920, Gigabyte x58a-ud5, will get fermi when it comes out.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (may add another 22" monitor, but MAY ONLY) i'm not sure yet, so just consider 1680x1050
- i will be ocing the i7 920 to 4.0-4.2 (not more than that)
- alc889a is an important part to consider in a motherboard because it has loss less delivery on analog (proprietary by realtek)
- important also to consider in a mobo is the number of sata ports, i need to have a lot, (ex. ud5 has 10 ports with usb 3.0 and sata 3, so i considered that)
I'm trying to lessen the shipping expenses so I will be getting the most parts that i can get here in the philippines. gpu (sure) and psu (maybe)
need help on these psu's. i'm leaning towards the 1st one(corsair tx850) because I can get it here in the philippines and will not be a burden on shipping charges. but is the modular worth to get? will be using haf 932.
The Corsair 850TX is a fine power supply, and if you can get it cheaper than the Antec CP-850 then do so. But if you can get the Antec PSU cheaper, even with shipping charges, then get the Antec.
Modular PSUs are good for cable management, and therefore worthwhile. However, the HAF 932 case has plenty of room to hide unused cables, so only you can decide if you want to pay extra for a modular power supply.
And as for Hexa cores, apps and games are yet to take full advantage of the available 4 cores and also the 860 like 920 has Hyper-Threading - 8 Logical cores) So it will still be long before the 860's available cores are utilized fully...
but, i'm still going to i7 920, is it much easier to oc a 920 than an 860? and also, the one you posted (silverstone that's about $120, if i'm going to get it, is it much beter than the one i posted? antec 850w modular for the same price?
@mikedp5 like theAnimal said, that PSU is a CPX form factor and not the standard ATX...
And its fine if you go with the 920 also...And as for overclocking, you wouldn't have any issues overclocking any of those CPUs...just get a good aftermarket HSF...
ok. I think i'll be going back to the drawing board. i need advice on my mobo. I think i'll be changing my x58a-ud5 mobo if there is a much cheaper board which has a lot of sata ports. because i'll be using 1 for my bluray drive and another 1 for my front port esata. so that's 2 already. if i'll be using a standard x58 which has only 6, that would only give me 4 usable ports. i really want as many as possible. which do you recommend guys?
Go antec for psu they have lifetime warranty! As for GPU I would go for 2 5770's a little bit more (I think $50) but better performance in crossfire. For RAM I like Patriot or OCZ better. But your pick. For a motherboard I would go with the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. Because of its features.