SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming PC
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Screen, my 500 watt power supply, 2 ATI Radeon 5670's
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: FRYS local store for parts,
PARTS PREFERENCES: Brand Intel, Asus
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 is what i run now with my 5670. I'm not sure what my natural screens resolution is. Its an Dell 19inch widescreen
Was thinking of this setup
Intel Core i7 930 CPU
Asus P6T SE i7 Intel X58 1366 Motherboard
6GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL8 240-Pin DIMM Kit XMP (Kingston)(I don't know much about these brands and whose good. is Kingston good? any suggestions?)
2x5670 ATI Radeon graphic cards. I know there's better out there, but I already have these 2, and i'm trying to cut the price as much as I can.
only a 500 watt power supply. Will this be able to handle the 2 5670's? I know they don't require much power. They don't even need to be directly connected to the power supply. Let me know if this is not enough. I don't want to take any chances.
Windows 7 (know bout any deals on this?)
Antec 900 mid-tower case
Anything i'm missing or anything you'd suggest changing let me know. Thanks
You really don't need an i7 930 system for gaming. You would be better off going with an i5 750 system. What 500W PSU do you have? The PSU is the most important component if you want a stable system. I wouldn't let it anywhere near your new system unless it's nearly new and from a known good manufacturer like Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Seasonic, etc...
You'll be disappointed with the performance of your 5670's IMO. I would just sell them and pick up a nice single GPU so you have the option of adding another GPU in crossfire later.