APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 3 days or so
BUDGET RANGE: 1500 without monitor. Edit: will add to budget for mouse, keyboard and speakers if they are worth the price.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:gaming, slight video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: need everything
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes later on
MONITOR RESOLUTION: depends on which monitor I buy
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've built comps in the past, nothing new except this will be my first "New" build. Usually just threw spare parts together for a system. Any help would be appreciated.
GPU + PSU Combo: XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
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RAM+ CPU Combo: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK - Retail
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail $295.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mobo + OS Combo: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $279.98
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Please substantiate that opinion. It is my understanding that the 7200.12 1TB is a twin 500GB platter drive that will easily outperform older WD black 1TB (3x330GB platter) models.
I am also sure that there are many SSD users who will disagree with your advice to forego the SSD in favor of a 5970. The concerns I have with that SSD is that it is very small. It will only hold the OS and not any application software. Also I am not sure if its one of the models that supports TRIM.
The 5970 is a much better investemnt that the SSD.
Thats an opinion. It would be helpful to state why you feel that upgrading to a 5970 would make a better system than one with an SSD and a 5870.
If the only game he is going to play is WoW then upgrading from a 5870 to a 5890 will do him no good and the SSD is a better option. If he wants to play crysis at max settings then the 5970 is the way to go.
Ig he's just building a saytem for WOW, then anything better than 1 4850 1gb is a huge overkill. Use of an SSD will not help bump up FPS. All it will do is make word luanc in a third of a milisecond isted of a half of a milisecond. Big deal.