OVERCLOCKING: Maybe Crossfire later down the track.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Will upgrade to 1920 X 1080 at some stage.
I have picked out this build so far:
CPU: i7 860
Motherboard: Gigabyte UD4P
PSU: Gigabyte 5870
Optical: Pioneer DVR-218L DVDRW OEM
Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
Case: HAF 932
Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2
Basically i'm looking for any suggestions: That build without any RAM comes to $1500, so i'm looking to get that down a bit, sacrificing the least performance possible. Thanks for any suggestions all <3
I'd get the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for $217 AUD instead of the Gigabyte UD4P. Then I'd get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB if possible. Afterwards I'd get the G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600MHz kit. Also, I'd save $50 and get a Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced.
I would suggest my usual recommendation: Drop the i7 to i5 750 as it is the ideal gaming CPU and OCs very well.
If you are going to be upgrading only to a 1920 x 1080 soon it means you don't plan on getting any bigger a monitor within a good few years, as a result that 5870 will last you likely until you are replacing your whole system so I owuld not worry much about XFire and so you can get a cheaper mobo. Unless of course money is not too tight with you in which case just have it all
So I was thinking about downgrading the case a little bit to the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced meow suggested. Would this fit the Mugen cooler? Would this be enough room for the parts i have listed? Saves nearly $100 and if there's no massive advantages for the HAF 932 I may as well get a smaller one