Hi, I am building my first system and would appreciate any comments or pointers.
I have decided on the i5 750 but I am a little unsure on the other parts. I want a good system thats going to last, but I don't want to overspend and get something thats too high spec for my needs. Although I will be gaming, its not my main use for the computer
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Media/films/internet, Photo editing, Gaming, Audio creation, Light video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, Case, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Dabs.com, ebuyer.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
PARTS PREFERENCES: No
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, potentially. Need to research still
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (for future upgrade)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Either 1680x1050
The P7P55D-E PRO seems a highly rated mobo on here, but will I need something this high spec? i.e. if Sata 6 USB 3 aren't essential, then what is an alternative mobo that is good but comes in a bit cheaper?
Will the ATi 5770 be sufficient for gaming? I would like to play games (mostly FPS) but this will not be the main use of the system, so I dont want to spend too much money on the GPU if I can get away with it, but if I cant play the latest games its a waste of money. Maybe further down the line I will chuck another one in using crossfire, but will 5770 be ok for now?
I want to get 4GB RAM of a good make, but other than that I'm a bit confused as to which type will go with which motherboard. Other than getting DDR3 I'm not to sure what to look for. Is 1333MHz ok or will
I need 1600?
I would suggest this one...
XFX 650W - It is modular, highly efficient and aslo the quality is comparable to the Corsair...and these can also power HD 5850 in crossfire...So 5770 should be no problem...As these are modular, cable management inside the case would be easy... http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-650w-xxx-edition-singl...