APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month BUDGET RANGE: 800-1100 the cheaper the better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Music, Internet, Photoshop, and lastly FACEBOOK!)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, webcam, Video Cards, Case, )
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg & Bestbuy I've had great experiences with them. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Trustworthy and reliable, No huge brand loyalties on this one other than intel and reliable performance
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe I would like to toy with OC'n Have always been afraid of it. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes Have it on my current build and Love it
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: biggest concern here is cost vs performance. I am not afraid to spend the money but I want to make sure I am reaping the benefit's in performance. Mostly used for gaming I.e. FPS's RPG, MMORPG
I plan on cannibalizing a few parts from my old pc mainly antec 900 case and two 8800gtx's and my 300 gig raptor x. After much research I think I am going to go with the x58 chipset and the intel i7 920 for future proofing the build. Down the road I would only have to replace the GFX Cards and processor and probably in that order.
First Question, Raptor x 300 gig vs Cavair black for performance not size is it worth it? some of the benches seem misleading and I would apreciate a second/third opinion.
Third Question, Mobo, I've done some homework on the X58 and it seems like my best bet for mobo is ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA. This unit is a little spendy but seems to have good reviews and the specs I would need for futureproofing.... anyone else got a mobo thats got most of these features for less? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Looks good, but I would recommend OCZ Gold, especially when you consider you'll save $80 (20 of that is MIR) over the Corsair. Great timings, overclocks really well to 1800mhz+ even for a noob like me.