I am planning on building a new system in the next couple of weeks. I have put together a list of parts that I am planning on getting and would like some feedback about it. Mostly about compatibility and general build advice. Thank you.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next two weeks BUDGET RANGE: $750-800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(Starcraft II, Boarderlands, WoW), surfing the internet, movies (via s-video to component to a HDTV)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes/maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (I plan on getting another one eventually)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A friend of mine has a HD 4850 he is willing to give me, it's the exact same card as the one I plan on buying and less than a year old. I am planning on using it to CF with my new 4850. Is this a good plan?
I also want to RAID 0 the HD's.
Would I be able to run a 3 monitor set-up if I crossfire 2 4850's?
Here is a list of parts I am currently planning on getting:
Thats a pretty good setup you picked there. One thing I would suggest is G.skill ram and also perhaps going for a 790 or 785 motherboard that supports USB 3.0 and DDR3. Also, try to go for a 5770 or 5850.