APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2-3 months BUDGET RANGE: 1000$-2000$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: PURE HARDCORE GAMING
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I do not need a mouse, i have the Razor Death Adder
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com and/or Tigerdirect.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like the AMD athlon II 965 BE 3.4ghz.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: If it would be better then one card then yes.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 i was thinking this monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I dont need anything that looks cool or quiet. But i was maximum power. I know its a large range, but i wanted to leave alot of suggestions open. Im not interested in the new 6 core coming out or fermi.
AMD on that budget? That's not getting you the best gaming you can get. You should also come back the week your ready to buy. A lot will have changed in three months. Heck, a lot's going to change in a week...
Well, for starters, there is no such thing as the Athlon X4 965. It's the Phenom II X4 965. And yes. To be honest, you should either go with the X4 955 or the i5-750. Considering you get the best video card on the market when you spend around $1,300-1,400, you should then beef up the CPU.
Something else to note is that you really could scale back the mobo and PSU. The 5970 is not likely to ever need to be Crossfired. By the time it's not powerful enough to game, there will be a lot of new tech out there that makes adding a second one a bad idea. So I would actually recommend the following changes to the build above: