Hello, this will be my first build. I must say this site has already been extremely helpful.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks. BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1600 before shipping
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, HDD (already purchased a Samsung F3)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Probably SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
I have two builds in mind, one P55 and one X58.
P55 build: 200 - Intel i5-750 190 - Asus P7P55D-E Pro 110 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 310 - XFX 5850 90 - Cooler Master HAF 922 110 - Corsair 750TX 750W 30 - Lite-On Black optical drive 200 - Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
Total = 1240, well under budget. Which kind of makes me want to opt for the X58 build:
290 - Intel i7-930 210 - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 180 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM
Everything else the same.
Total = 1420. Just 180 more for a Crossfire-able system. Is it worth it considering I'd be getting basically the same performance right now (especially if I were to overclock)? Let me know what you think
beautiful builds but I'd change the ram to cl7 om each build
For the rest you will see a performance difference with the i7 system in cpu intensive games and also in other activities like starting up(since you'll have an ssd) and the i7 has hyperthreading. Also winrar and stuff like that will go much faster. Your ram will also be significantly faster due to the tripple channel memory.
Also at your resolution with settings on high the 470 gtx is a better buy. It performs closer to the 5870 than 5850 on resolutions like that.