Hello everyone, I was studying abroad for the last year and now Im back in the states, selling my semi-gaming laptop for a more permanent gaming rig. But I have been out of the computer building scene for a long time and this is what I came up with, note everything is linked on Newegg but some combo deals aren't linkable but the rig runs around 1800 flat right now:
Unless I'm mistaken, the processor and motherboard you have is a 1156 socket and requires dual channel ram. The ram you picked out is triple channel. Also it seems like you have all really nice parts save the video cards. What type of games and at what resolution will you be playing at? I don't know if those two would be able to play the more modern games at good resolution with high settings.
Should I upgrade the video card to one powerful card instead of two moderate cards in sli and about the memory, I planned on grabbing a fourth stick for 8 gigs of ram, for the quad channel. Thanks for the heads up and support.
What card or cards would u recommend instead of that card?
This bumped my machine up to 2,000 but It was well worth it!
Tell me if there is anything wrong with the new setup or if the machine is any good? Im hoping not to have to upgrade for a really long time. I might throw 2 more Hard Drives in there because I do a bit of video editing and have an extensive library of raw video and edited video. To be honest 4.5 TB isn't gonna be enough. I might throw 2 more in (killing my raid configurations) for a total of 7.5 TB or many one more to make it an even 4 drives and 6 TB of space.... I dont know. Let me know what you all think.
that is it this pc can max out any game currently available
Some of these things arent on sale right now. But I do like the rig however, I highly prefer nVideo Cards to ATI just from personal experience with both. I know ATI has an edge at the moment but I would still prefer an nVideo chipset. When are the new cards releasing? I plan on buying this rig in about 1-2 month time. Also I need a lot more HD space. But I highly appreciate the suggestions and I will use them, especially the ram suggestion.
your choice but believe me that 8gigs are slow and seriously overkill and if u are willing to pay 200$ on a case then get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the haf x is the king of airflow + it has 9 expansion slots and supports the new xl-atx mobo form factor
oh and the f3's wipe the floor with the caviar black
it's allot faster allot quieter more energy efficient see for yourself
it seems that your mind is already made up, however, i'll give you a few ideas regardless:
i7-920, socket 1366 (you can leave the stock cooler if you dont overclock)
triple channel, usb 3.0 motherboard (personally I like the asus rampage III)
6gb triple channel memory (which is more than enough for gaming)
2x1tb hard drives (is there really any need for 5+TB? remember you can always upgrade later)
GTX-470 (since you prefer nvidia and the 480 is crazy expensive)
650-750w psu if one gpu
850-1000w if sli
i'd go with a trusted brand like corsair. If you skimp on this it could kill your system.