I was hoping to get some advise on the last remaining parts I need for my new system, mainly the video card and processor.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $800-900 give or take
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Pictures, Programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I currently have the following:
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, just quality and preformance.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at first, but god chance
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am trying to mindful about heat, in the computer as well as out. It will be sitting in a somewhat small office and I was not wanting to feel like I was working in a Sauna. I was going to toy with overclocking, maybe up to 4.
Here are the parts I was thinking:
Processor - i920 or i930
Hard Drive - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb
Heatsink - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball -vs- Water cooling
deff. go w/ the i7 930...
Also being a big Nvidia fan i hate to say it, but the 5850 or 5870 is a way better deal than anything Nvidia has. Especially if you want to buy your PC now.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a good drive, but i've always been partial to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12