I finally had it and I am gonna make the leap into a serious machine. I have two Galaxy 25SFF6HX1RUI GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3 in SLI using and HDMI and I am going to probably get 4gb or maybe 6gb of g.skillz ripjaw (specific model depends on rest of build). I really want to buy a mobo and processor I can overclock the hell out of and not have to replace for atleast 2-3 yrs. I mainly use my pc for blurays and I am trying to get into crysis and also be prepared for COD Black Ops at the end of the yr. I have read great reviews about the EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard and the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58. I am tossed up between AMD SIX CORE and I7 875k Lynnfield.
Pls help...open to suggestions but I have a budget of 700-1000 for mobo, processor and ram
I currently have an i7 875k processor. Picked it up at microcenter for $199!!! I am putting it into a gaming computer to sell on ebay. If you are interested check back this evening and I will post a link on here. Looking to get about $800
The computer will include the following mix of new and used parts.
p7p55d-e pro used
4gb XMS3 corsair 1600 cl8 ram used
MSI 5770 Hawk edition new
thermaltake 850w psu
Nzxt Gamma case with black interior
750gb caviar black hd
Windows 7 clean install
All this really needs to be a beast is another 5770 and a good heatsink.
Without a doubt get the 875k, it's very overclockable, but even so, it outperforms the 6-cores at stock.... and the 6-cores are crappy overclockers.
I would recommend to anybody the setup i have:
gskill eco ram [only 1.35v, so it can also be overclocked... not that you need to overclock from 1600mhz... and it comes in 4gb or 8gb kits] $110 for 2x2gb
gigabyte ga-p55-usb3 mobo [there are some higher-end p55 gigabyte boards, but this one has usb3 and is a good overclocker, so there is really no reason in my eyes to go higher]
NOTE THIS: There is a flaw with the 1156 socket though... and it's a flaw probably going to make you go for either a 1366 socket i7 or the 6-core amd....... THE P55 CHIPSET CANNOT DO MORE THAN ONE LANE OF PCIE 2.0 X16