SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 80% gaming , surfing the net, watching movies, video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus, corsair, saphire, i dont like gigabyte , ATI then nvidia but it depends
OVERCLOCKING: Yes mild overclocks , 4.0-4.2
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: yes i need a rig that can keep a high overclock stable, keep cool long hours , and play quiet at night without sacrifice cooling. I would like to be future proof at least 2 years with minimal upgrades such as adding ram and another gpu for trifire or crossfire depending on GPU.
Hello i had a amd build but i was told that if my budget was this big it better i go intel.
I dont really need the most best parts i just want it to last a good while with minimal upgrades.
I need a good Gpu maybe 5870 vapor x by sapphire or a 5970 what would be best for the future?
If i could save some cash it would be nice and also i need a SSD for a boot drive and also to hold a good amount of games i need the fast load times=).
thanks in advice.
This rig isfor strctly gaming and i want to be able to max games for a couple of years like maybe1 or 2
a 5970 is a bad buy its marginally beaten by 5850CF and is far more expensive. Can you put a system together based on what you think so we can comment? Most people including me don't want to find all the system parts.
Several ideas. I would buy the P6X58D-E over the P6T SE, and its actually cheaper right now at Newegg due to the promotion they're running. You can save some money getting the 750TX rather than the 750HX. Modular PSUs are a waster of money IMHO, unless you change components a lot. Asus Matrix is overkill. Pretty cool if you can spend it like that, but definitely an area where you can save money, and get the same performance. Lastly, if you're spending this much, get the Storm Sniper or HAF 922/933 over the Scout. If you can wait the HAF X will be available soon.
Sniper is a great LAN case with awesome cable management. It does have lights, but also an exterior switch to disable them. In the case of the GPU, I would definitely just buy whichever 5870 is cheapest when you make the purchase rather than get the Matrix. The cooler is awesome, if you're shooting for a 24/7 4.0GHz OC. If not, then the Scythe Mugen Rev B is cooler and quieter at 1/3rd the price.
I agree with Chuckles, your build of i7-930, P6X58D-E and 6GB G-skill ram is very good and consistent.
For the GPU getting one 5870 (not the Matrix, that only benefits huge resolutions) and getting another one in the future would be ideal for you.
I also recommend the Scythe Mugen Rev B cooler, it performs well and is quiet. Probably performs marginally worse than the Noctua, but for a much lower price as previously stated.
For the case it really doesn't matter that much, these parts will fit into any modern case , its all about looks and good airflow ( which again most modern cases have) .
Other than that I think you are going to be very happy from the machine