Hello everyone, I'm new to building PCs and was wondering if you could give me some advice and suggestions on my first gaming PC build. I normally get PC advice and assistance from my friend but he is currently busy with finals. Since I'm too impatient to wait until he finishes, he told me to come here to seek help. I recently picked a 750W Corsair Power Supply on sale at the advice of my friend since I'm going to eventually crossfire a second 5750.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 7 days
BUDGET: Currently unknown - preferably under $600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, PS, movies, music, surfing the net.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Operating System, Power Supply, GPU
PARTS REQUIRED: Motherboard [crossfire], DDR3 RAM, AMD CPU, Case, Hard Drive.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca, Tigerdirect.ca, NCIX.com, Canadacomputers.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
OVERCLOCKING: No CROSSFIRE: Yes - in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
My friend suggests:
Case - Antec Three Hundred
Hard Drive - Black Edition WD drive with 32 mb cache [no clue what this means]
Motherboard - Asus Evo with two PCI-E [1 @ x16 or dual @ x8] ?????
CPU/RAM - He told me to pick a $250 combo CPU/RAM kit from the link below. Not sure which is best suited for me.
Xurwin, none of your links work.
I'd go for 5770 minimum, not 5750 for that resolution.
You only need a QUALITY 550w-600w for crossfire 5770. Not sure why your friend would recommend 750w for 5750's, that's waaaay overkill.
I could try returning my 5750 and grab a 5770. As for the PSU, I got it on sale, it was only $100. So it was actually cheaper than a Corsair 650W, so why not? On a side note, Xurwin's links work fine for me, what's going on here with the links???