APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1500 after Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, internet surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca preferably tigerdirect works too COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Reliable
OVERCLOCKING: A little yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
- Quietish computer please
-Should I keep my copy of xp?
- should i wait for newer tech?
ok so I think I have finalized most of the parts on the list but if anyone has a comment or an idea on a better choice I'm all ears. The only part I'm really having trouble with is the hard drive and OS. thanks.
I would go for an 80 gig Intel SSD as a system boot drive, and a 1TB for any additional data. Western Digital Caviar Blacks are popular as well as Samsung F1's. But if that breaks the budget the Samsung F1 has been heralded as an amazing performance standard hdd.
Definitely go to Windows 7 64 bit (Home Premium is more than sufficient for gaming). Without a 64 bit OS you will not be able to utilize more than 4gb of memory.
If SLI/Crossfire is in your future, then I would do it right and buy an Intel i7 920 / X58 setup, and 6 gigs of DDR3 memory.
If not, then go with a i5 750 or i7 860 and 4gb of DDR3 memory.
Your wishlist looks pretty solid. I prefer Corsair power supplies though, and would probably go with a Corsair TX750, or HX700.
Also if you can get bing cashback in Canada, Circuitcity.com has 15% cashback, you can get an ATI 5870 made by XFX for $348 after cash back right now.
thanks guys for the replys yes seer i plan to overlclock so i should probably be looking for another cooler lol. But I' planning to overclock right away I'll look for a cooler after buying all the core parts first