SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming!
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse and OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU/Mobo and AMD Graphics Card
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Yep i know the 5970 is out of stock, ill just buy it when it is in stock. Going to put the 2 HDD's into RAID 0. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look at my new build!
Mobo: Asus P6X58D Premium $310. Pay a little more for the USB 3/SATA III on a hgiher quality board.
PSU: SeaSonic 850W $110. Higher quality, more efficient.
Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper 212 $30. Better and cheaper.
You don't need an anti static wristband.
That should be about the same price, but better performance
For gaming, the i5-750 is just as good, and a build would be $280 cheaper, enough that you could get a SSD as a boot/app drive. What I would change (besides the above) for an i5 build:
CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90 (assuming you wanted to do RAID 0 with the 2x 500 GB for booting)
Thanks for the suggestion on the RAM im however going to stick with the i7. I do have one question i forgot to put in main post. If i use a SATA DVD Writer my friend says that it will slow the SATA controller down so whenever im accessing a cd/dvd it will slow down my system... is that true?
EDIT: Was looking at PSU and Mobo i took your advice on both of them. thanks XD!!
I don't believe that's right. If SATA was the problem, the HDDs would cause the same effect, which they don't. However, burning a DVD will slow everything down, but that's because everything is being used to do that.
Either one. The 922 is just a slightly smaller version of the 932, just like many other series of cases. I'm going to have to disagree with it looking cool though. The HAF is a great functional case for a great price, but good looking it is not.