this is my third build and I’m afraid I’ve been out of the tech loop for a while. I’m just wondering what everyone thinks of this build?
I will primarily using it for gaming followed swiftly by video encoding and a little Photoshop. Here goes
Just a few extra notes i indend to drive two screens one at 1280*1240 and the other at 1920*1080 ( I think) from my old machine.
I will be using a rapter X WD1500AHFD from my old machine.
also the dvd drive from my old machine will also be used.
Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
- Within next Month
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) :
-Gaming as best i can and video/photo editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: only need the parts i have listed
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
-ebuyer i think but any STG sit ewould do
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
-prefer i7 for the videoediting but open to suggestion always used asus in previous builds, but gigabyte seem to have more bang for your buck this time round.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
- 2 dells, on it's native res. I believe its 1920x1080 and 1024*1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
-going to reuse old case XCLIO A380
-i intend to upgrade to crossfire in the future
thanks for the quick reply. ive just had a look into it could prop stretch to a 5850 for a tco of £744.52. can anyone tell me if the PSU would hold up if in the future i was to go for cross fire. also does the fact that the PSU is branded SLI mean anything other than nvidia paid them a few quid to do so