Approx. Date of Purchase: May-June Use: Gaming, Movies, Internet, some photo editing(nothing major) Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor is not included in the $2000 Preferred Website: ncix.ca City: Toronto Canada Pref. Parts: SSD for OS and exes, other then that I just want quality Overclock?: Min/Mod SLi/xFire: Would like to start without and have the ability to add a GPU down the line Resolution: I've been using a 17" at 1280x1024 but am looking forward to going 1920x1080 but no bigger then 23" because I'm thinking of adding a 2nd monitor. I've been spoiled at work while surfing the net and working at the same time.
Comments: Going for a moderate to high end build. Never want to have to replace the PCU/MoBo. SSD is a must along with 1-2TB drive for movies, photos and other docs. Like I said I'll be buying a Monitor separately but it will probably be 21-23" wide screen at 1920x1080.
I've been looking through the recent build because there have been a fair number of builds in this price range. Seems like i5 750 is best vote for gaming because you can get the same speed out of it for $200-300 cheaper once you add in mobo and ram.
Mostly I am looking to build a computer right around the break point of cost vs power, with the addition of enough power to add a 2nd GPU in the future when needed(3+ years down the line) and a SSD because slow load times and OS's are a pet peeve.
5970 is still not worth the price tag imho. 5870 or 5770 sli should be more then enough power for the next 5 years.
I am new to homebuilds and have yet to spend time sorting through MoBos, easier to get peoples opinions.
Also not super comfortable with over clocking so adding a bit to the price tag to give a bit of a break on the heat is fine for me. Also along with the Dual monitors and the possibility of a 2nd GPU might I not benifit from that i7 over i5?
I am not familiar with the air flow of newer cases but i do not care about the looks, function over form always.
1 x Ship Without Assembly
1 x Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive
1 x LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1500GB 1.5TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
1 x Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
1 x Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
1 x Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
1 x Radeon HD 5830 825MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.2GHZ PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port
1 x G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO Eco PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 1.35V Memory Kit
1 x ASUS P7P55D-E LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard
1 x Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box