APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: 1500$-2000$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Heavy gaming, AutoDesk Maya (3D Animation and Modeling and Rendering), Photoshop, video editing, programming, music encoding and editing, and everyday uses like surfing and watching HD movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
NCIX only. If there is a cheaper price elsewhere in Canada, I can price match easily.
So what I need help with is choosing the right RAM and motherboard for my build. I am considering the P55 route with an i7 860 (I need hyperthread). If you think that going the P55 platform with i7 860 is the better router, please tell me why. Any help and suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
There isnt going to be any noticeable difference between the boards unless you decide to tri-sli/cf, which in many cases the results go backwards from 2 cards, the gigabyte looks like much better value