I'm about to buy a new computer made specially for gaming. This are the parts I want to use but if someone has a better suggestion feel free to say so. I copied it from a shop in belgium so some stuff is still in dutch but normally you'll know what i'm talking about
I can buy a HD 5870 for 359€ what is 60€ less. But this one is slightly overclocked and has the vapor x cooling. Is it worth the 60€ or not?
And I might add an extra HD 5870 or HD 5970 in the future. Do I need more then 750 watts then?
In the next few years I'm not planning to upgrade (exept gpu) or overclock my system. I want a very nice system that can last about 4-5 years
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required
The recommended PSU is for the entire system so even with a 650W PSU is enough for the Crossfire with 5870 BUT for a Crossfire 5970 u need a 580W PSU.
Try to go with a better PSU brand like Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone or Seasonic, thermaltake is a good brand but not as good as the others.
The Corsair 750TX is an absolute monster PSU and will do the job just fine.
I would personally get a stock 5870 for less, and then OC myself. That's what I did with my 5850s, and I have them running rather fast (check my sig).
I'm not sure how the Asus EVO differs from my PRO motherboard, but it's a great brand and it should suite your needs perfectly. A good alternate would be a Gigabyte board.
For RAM, 1333mhz is fine but if you want to do any overclocking of the CPU, I'd look for 1600mhz CL8 or better. It shouldn't cost much more and to hit 1600mhz is super easy (base clock up from 133 to 160) and will gain you a fair bit of speed. Won't need to fool with voltages or anything. Only, recommend getting an aftermarket heat sink.
thought about the 2nd one to but thats really expensive indeed, i compaired all and the one I have now has a 140mm cooler, the 1st one u mentioned only a 120, that was the only difference i think i saw so i picked the 140mm fan
if it really is better i can spend 10€ more for the psu np.
The biggest concerns about money are the difference between the regular hd 5870 (359€: 850 and 4800 clockspeed) or the vapor x (419€ : 875 and 5000 clockspeeds + vapor x cooling). I just hope the standard oc and extra cooling is worth the 60€)
4 gigs RAM is plenty, while gaming I've never seen over about 3gigs used.
As for the GPUs, which is the regular one you're looking at? My suggestion is to get a regular one, but try to get either the reference model or one that has voltage controle (Direct Cu version maybe). The reference one's cooling is fine, and exhausts out the back. OCing these cards yourself is not only going to be cheaper, but it's actually fun to tweak it yourself.
As for the PSUs linked, they're all Corsair just HX vs TX. The HX versions are a little "better" because of modular connections and I think there's fan control or something. The TX line is great tho, really don't need to spend more unless hiding the wires is an issue.