APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 1800-2200
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, speakers, OS)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, Asus mobo, 22"-24" LCD and full tower case
CROSSFIRE: On the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENT: i build this pc but in not very sure, i would like that you help me guys
-PSU Corsair TX950W
-Chassis (i dont know i need excellent cooling for CPU-GPU-Memory-Motherboard-Hard Drives)
-CPU Intel® Core™ i7 960 (3.2GHz, 8MB Cache)
- Graphics Card SAPPHIRE HD5970 2GB GDDR5 PCIE (OC Edition)
- Motherboard Asus P6X58D Premium
-Memory 12GB Triple-channel Corsair Dominator: 6 x 2048MB DDR3 1800Mhz
-2 HDD 2TB Sata II 32mb cache (Total 4TB)
-Blu-ray reader and cd/dvd burner
-Media card reader
-PCI-E Wlan card with external antenna
-Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Total: $1,937, without combos (not sure if there are any). Leaves plenty of room for any extras you need (wireless card, mouse, monitor). I would either get a smaller SSD (or leave it out entirely) and then you might be able to get the i7-920, but the i5-750 is just as good.
Um oddly enough you won't need to xfire w/ that 5970, s a good MOBO with 1 PCIE x16 slot is all you need. I guess you could get the one Mad linked with 2x PCIE x8 xfire lanes, but xfiring 5970's is stupidly excessive.
I review it and check this (the price range is bad the real is 2800-3200 =) sorry):
-PSU Corsair 850HX $170
-Case HAF 932 $175
-CPU Intel® Core™ i7 960 (3.2GHz, 8MB Cache) $590
- Graphics Card SAPPHIRE HD5970 2GB GDDR5 PCIE (OC Edition) $650
- Motherboard Asus P6X58D Premium $310
-Memory 12GB Triple-channel Corsair Dominator: 6 x 2048MB DDR3 1800Mhz $380
-2TB Sata II 32mb cache $180
-Blu-ray reader and cd/dvd burner $120
Total $2655, guys this is a good setup???? help me!!!!
PD: On the future i would like croosfireX the 5970 and update the pc
-No on the I7 960 its a waste of money just get the 920 and overclock it
-No to the 1800mhz dominator you wont need more than a good set of 1600mhz DDR3 like the mushkin redline enhanced CAS 6-7-6 DDR3
- You dont need more than 6gb of RAM with your usages
With those adjustments you'll save some money for future upgrades
Oh k but yah I strongly recomend only 6gb you'll save money and there is bassically no performance increase in games by having 12gb because most games dont even barely start to scratch at using 6gb. Have fun with your build man she should be a beast.
Well on the idea of xfire 5970's, all major gaming companies are making games for 360/PS3 hardware, 3 generations behind. This isn't gonna change till next gen consoles come, 2014 at the earliest. Heck, even Crysis 2 will run on a 360/PS3.
There is not a single game in existence or development that a 5970 can't run maxed out @1920x1200, simply because no AAA company makes exclusive PC anymore.
The 1 exception, blizzard, makes games that run on 6 yr old hardware.
Now, by the time you'll need something better than a 5970, (you have my guarantee it won't be till 2012 at the earliest), we'll be 2 generations into the future w/ GPU's and will be getting ready for w/e the architecture after Sandy bridge is called. You'll be lucky if you can find a 5970 for sale then.
Actually, I'm worried about what GPU companies are gonna do for the next few years. Anything above the 5970 is pointless except for eyefinity + massive resolutions or 3D, and those are even more niche markets than even the 5970's.
Yea, but what I meant was that game wise, we aren't gonna go up above 1020p because, well consoles aren't going higher than that till next generation. You can blow up games all you want with eyefinity, but stuff starts to look pretty crappy real fast. There are a few games that can render to w/e resolution (like wow), but those are very few.
Basically, till consoles catch up, mainstream gaming companies won't program for high res or 3d, simply because it's not worth it in cost/return.
HD took off because companies finally built consoles to support it. It'll be the same for 3D if the next gen consoles support it.
The i7-960 is overkill. You absolutely don't need more than the 920.
12 GB of RAM is way overkill as well. 6 GB isn't needed for gaming, but is about as low as you should go with the LGA 1366 socket.
Coolermaster is not a quality PSU manufacturer. I highly suggest you stick to Antec Earthwatts, OCZ, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling or FSP.
2 TB single drives aren't very reliable yet. It would be cheaper and better to get two 1 TB drives.
Besides that, you really shouldn't buy it from a builder. High end systems are where you start getting really screwed on the price. For example, excluding the monitor, the price for the tower would be about $2,000 if you built it yourself. You're wasting about $1,000 by getting it from IBuyPower.