I'm selling most of my current rig and moving up in the world in the next 1-4 weeks. I'm looking at a low end of the high range system for:
-Some Video and Audio Editing
-General Web browsing and office
-Some mild over clocking
My budget is decant but not too high. I do want to future proof.
I'm in New Zealand so just advice on parts would be helpful.
I already have for it:
GPU: Gigabyte 9800 GT 512MB
PSU: Corsair HX450W
These are the parts I'm looking at:
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
CASE: Antec Nine hundred Two
RAM: not sure yet, around 4-6GB
^ From what you are upgrading ? And at what resoltuion do you game ? and what kind of games ?
If you are into only some mild overclocking, then you can take a look at the newer X58A UD3R boards...they are cheaper, have USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s support, have 6 slots compared to the older UD3R boards...
As for RAM, go with 6GB...Try to use 3/ 6 stick with a X58 mobo as you can take advantage of the Tri-Channel memory controller that are present on the X58 CPUs...