Hi Guys, I've been reviewing the other post on this forum and it has helped a ton. I'm hoping some of you #1 system builders can give me a good critique of my build.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Two weeks from now.
BUDGET RANGE: Around $800.00 (I'll be using my current GeForce 9600GT until I can buy a Radeon 5770)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe Flash/Photoshop, Gaming, Flex Builder, WampServer.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com (There's also a Fry's Electronics down the street)
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU
OVERCLOCKING: I would consider it if I can find a good online tutorial and there's no chance I'll melt anything.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly in the future.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
I'll temporarily be using my old computers GeForce 9600GT until I can buy a new GPU. I'd like a machine that can easily handle running multiple Adobe applications at the same time AND play games at high graphic settings after work.
Here's what I'm thinking:
Combo Deal Link
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Case - Antec Nine Hundred
PSU - Antec EarthWatts 650W
You do realize that you've mixed Canadian and US links to Newegg, right? You can't buy from both...
Assuming you're in the US:
Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5770 $250 after rebates. A more future proof board. I'm also not a fan of the Vapor-X's price and what you get for it. I posted the combo because if you can scrape a little more together (or leave out the HDD and optical for a bit), you can save a bit of money.
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. It's only $15 more than the 500 GB modelwith the promo code.
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20