APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In about one month from now
BUDGET RANGE: I want to stay under $1,500.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, multitasking, some photoshop designing.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: No monitor for now, no keyboard/mouse. Etc. I just need what I listed.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Does not really matter. I have used Newegg.com tho.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ATI Graphic Card.
OVERCLOCKING: Not really just yet.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
Want something that will last me and that I can continue to upgrade in the future. (i.e. not dying technology).
Part US Price
SILVERSTONE RAVEN 179.99
ASUS P6T SE, X58, Socket-1366 249.99
Sapphire 5850 Vapor-X 2GB 389.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W 139.99
Intel Core i7-930 288.99
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB DDR3 216.99
WD VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 159.99
SAMSUNG DVD Burner Lightscribe 25.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 26.99
Seems neat in my opinion. I would really like to shave off some costs though and I want to see where I can cut without losing too much. I am considering adding an extra graphic card sometime in the future, hence the 800w power supply.
Are there any parts in there that aren't very good or shaky at best? I am really trying to get the biggest bang for the buck here on just about every part. I really want the fast HDD and I am not concerned about storage space just yet. I have an extra 1tb lying around. I really want the speed though.
Thoghts? Where am I wasting my money? If anyone knows, you are the ones.
1. Your config for games looks GPU lite and CPU/Mobo heavy for the $$
2. I wouldn't splash on a traditional mechanical HDD...a V.Raptor falls under this cat
3. Have a look at the latest 50GB Sandforce based SSDs for an awesome boot/OS drive ^^ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4. For the same gaming performance less CF/SLI options and slightly less PS performance (assume that is casual/secondary usage, not mission critical)
$735AR free ship and less that Samsung F3 (since u have a 1TB?) Assuming u open to non i7 configs hehe