APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1500-1650 before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, listening to music, watching movies, word documents/Microsoft suite, some adobe photoshop, some ps2/ps3 on the monitor and if possible watch tv.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, and Operating System
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS : Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like a CPU i5-750, and a 27’’ inch monitor if it’s possible, I would like to play ps2 on the monitor and be able to connect my friends ps3 on it, but mainly ps2. I would like to get an ATI Radeon 5870. I would like to have USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/s without losing some capability on the video card.
Monitor Resolution: would like to have 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I tried looking for parts, please tell me if these parts are compatible. I’ll write down what parts I thought were good below this post. This is my first PC, so I don’t know if all these things will fit, or if everything is compatible. Please give me advice and let me know =).
They're all essentially the same boards. Differences are one has a crossfire capability of x8/x8, one has x8/x4, and one has no crossfire capability whatsoever. And since you're not crossfiring, I'd go with whichever boardcombo saves the most.
Also, I just noticed that the Sony Optiarc went from 19 dollars to 25+ dollars.