OK i had a money problem and lost $400 that was going to be put on this PC so now im trying to build a Gaming PC for $1,000. Also i will be adding more to this PC down the road i want to have CF 5870s ill add a DVD/cd burner, Right now i have one that external i can use. also i will probably add a blue ray 3 monitors and who knows what other stuff.
I am using the Haf 932 all ready bought and painted Black and Green.
Ill find a monitor from a friend or somthing till i can get some money 4 a nice one.
Just looking for some ideas to make it cheaper and not loose any performance maybe someone knows of some deals i missed or somthing?
*Note that many 1156 motherboards have current SATA3 (600) solutions that reduce PCIe bandwidth if turned on. This won't affect a single HD5870 but will affect two in Crossfire. Some boards use an NF200 chip instead of the CPU's PCIe controller which gives 2x16 instead of 2x8 (2x8 is all you need for 2xHD5870). My point is too carefully choose the motherboard.
There is no value in an AMD high-end gaming system.
I've discussed the core components countless times (I'm a technician). This is by far the best setup. It's also looking unlikely that NVidia will have a competitive solution.
I won't go into the pros and cons (lots of professional reviews on i7-860 to start) but I urge you to build based on this.
As for monitors, those are personal preference. Cost aside, I personally would stick with a single U2711 but I'm waiting for price and probably a 3D version. I know I want a 27" monitor with 2650x1440 or 3840x2160 resolution and the quality of a U2711 (great viewing angles, colour etc).