ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This computer will primarily be used to play StarCraft 2. I plan on overclocking the cpu and replacing the gpu with an ATI 6000 series in the future.
With this in mind what do you guys recommend for a psu? I found this Corsair psu but I`m not sure if it will be able to handle ATI 6000 series. I`m a bit perplexed and confused about the psu. Either I get one that just runs the 5770 and a overclocked cpu or get a mor powerful one now and hope it can handle a 6000 series ATI card.
For the mobos, I`m stuck between this Gigabyte and this MSI. Help me chose one of them and please state why.
Nice choice of case.
GA-P55M-UD2 got an editors choice award over @ AnandTech.
MSI P55M-GD41 wasn't in that review. MSI P55M-GD41 website. It might be new on the market since I didn't find any reviews on the web and MSI didnt list any on it's website. They usually do put links to MB reviews on the site.
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W is right sized for any single video card now and in the future.
If you think you'd like to double up 5850s or a future Crossfire/SLI option a larger PSU with 4 PCI-e power connectors is a good idea.
Hard to go wrong with the CORSAIR 750TX. And its still a relative bargain with the rebate and free shipping.
I'll check and see if there are any clearance issues with the P180 mini case on the Hyper 212+ cooler.
Okay thank you for double checking everything, let me know how the Hyper 212+ cooler fits in the case. Note that I will be getting the black one from NCIX since newegg doesn't have it. Really slick case.
I'll go read up on both the Gigabyte and MSI mobo links.
DDR3 2200+ Support
P55M-UD2 support Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2200+MHz by the enhanced design of GIGABYTE, Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors feature the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, rather than as part of the Northbridge as in previous generations, allowing for faster memory performance.
* Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information