This is my current build and I haven't opened anything so I have 30 days to return anything if I need to. I have a feeling that my video card, ram, and hard drive wasn't the best pick. Anybody has any better suggestions?
Most of them are around the same price at MC. With MC I can get it right away and easier to return if I needed to. I don't have to worry about paying shipping and the goods getting damaged during the shipping process. Also the tax down in Orange County is less then online. So a couple bucks was worth it.
Is the DIAMOND 5770 good? I went on newegg and saw that it doesn't have many reviews and the XFX branded one had much more reviews. My budget on video cards is around 200 a little more a little less. Also the ram was quite expensive, 170$. I just wanted 6gb and 1600 mmhz. I bought it because it was 20% off and I could always return it later if i needed to because the sale ended today.
@Azn: Save your cash and get a Core i5/Phenom II 955, and use the extra cash saved from mobo, CPU and RAM (6GB is overkill- WTF will you do with it??? Crysis only sucks 1 and a half or so....get 4. You can add another later) for a 5850 or dual 5770's
Any decent P55/AMD 770= ~ USD 100-150. Core i5 750=USD 200. The i5's OC better than the i7 900's. And performance difference is negligible, unless a 10% lower frame rate with the same GPU at 800*600 gives you heart attacks.
And 750W is overkill. 600 will be enough for that rig. You need 750 only if you go dual 5850's or something.
And the difference between 800MHz and 2133 MHZ is maybe 10%. Latency matters more. As speeds go up, so does latency. Instead of 1600, get some good low latency 1066 RAM. Will be faster than high latency 1600 any day. Also, you could try saving on the CPU case. And you don't need XFire certification to actually run an Xfire rig (unless the rig in question needs 4 PCIe connectors). And you might want to save a bit more on the case. Heard the Coolermaster HAF 922 is good. Costs USD120 I think....