Hello! This is Stark. I posted a question seeking for advice just yesterday, but i believe i rushed since i didn't know what i really wanted. I am looking forward to build my first gaming pc and i just wanted to double check the quality and the compatibility of the parts that i've chosen, i would like some opinions from you guys and also advice on which parts should i go with!`Jbakerlent thanks for your help yesterday. So with nothing more to say here we go.
Those are the items i have chosen thus far. I am most worried about parts compatibility and "bottleneckings". I am still not sure if i should go with either 2 ati HD radeon 5770 or 2 5870s, i want to max out any game i play on a 20"monitor, if 2 5870s are overkill and just a plain "waste of money" ill get 2 5770s. By the way, i am planning to overclock my cpu to about 3.5 GHz that's why i am going with that cpu watercooling kit. Well thanks for your time and waiting for your answers.
Note: I am only choosing either 2 XFX 5870s or 2 XFX 5770s for this build. (the total cost of the parts i've chosen is about $2600 usd).
Hey Stark. Your build looks pretty good. We've been getting a few complaints about the UD3R, but it may just be isolated instances, the Asus P6X58D-E is another option. Also, I wouldn't get two 5870s for anything but an Eyefinity setup, for your resolution, I'd recommend a single 5850. Then I recommend Mushkin Enhanced Blackline over the Golds because the Golds have also been having some issues. Some small notes, you won't need a crossfire bridge it comes with the parts and for tools you'll just need a phillips head and a flashlight. You should be able to reach 3.5GHz on just air cooling from the Hyper+.
Hello again Jbakerlent! Yes i was looking also at the p6tx58 and that was my second option. I guess i will go with 2 5870s for a future eyefinity set up as you suggested, also about the ram i was thinking of the corsair dominator. Hyper+? but it is kind of cheap, is there anything between my option and yours? also, i haven't noticed a crossfire bridge in which parts do i get it from? MOBO? it comes with a sli bridge.
If you want that much graphical horsepower, maybe a 5970? The graphics cards themselves should come with a crossfire bridge. I would skip the Dominators unless you're doing a huge overclock, and I'd probably get CL6 instead if I was going to spend that much. The Hyper is quite good, but maybe the Xigmatek HDT-S1283? http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=241...