I'm building an i7 system and ordering parts, since newegg and amazon do not ship to my country I'm ordering them in bulk and getting someone to deliver it to me. So here is the story:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within this week
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing games (SC2, CoD etc...), watching movies on big screen and the usual stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mongolia
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel cpu with Gigabyte mobo
OVERCLOCKING: Initially no, but maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Haven't decided yet, probably as high as possible 1920x1200
I considered many GPUs and decided on XFX Radeon 5850 for its performance and price. Its unavailable/out of stock at newegg so I decided to buy it from amazon. I'm buying only one and maybe in the future I'll buy another and crossfire them. What do you think?
So do you guys have any issues with my planned build? Any recommendations? My budget is within these stuff with their prices on newegg.
Even though my mobo spec says support for 1333 and 2200, I think its better, what do you think?
The most important thing is the quality of the RAM, heatspreader and the price.
That one covers all of that.
For the frequency...hmmm....you can still manually set the speed of the RAM..going down is easy...going up is harder...
Since 1333 is lower than 1600...no problem here...
Beside...Hmmm...I think there should be no problem even with 1600..
"Yes I could, considered it but I thought for future expansion/upgrade i7 with 1366 board could be better. "
I hardly think so, AM3 is not likely to be replaced soon, it will have a lot more CPUs released for it. But 1366 is going to be replaced in the next year (I think, maybe next next year), so I don't think "future expansion/upgrade" is a reason to go with it. In fact I see no reason for it with your uses...