APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: After Christmas 2010.... around there "+/-" few weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $1200~1500~Unknown
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming ( Diablo3 ) and movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: sound,keyboard,mouse (i never turn away 2 cents )
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, Ebay.ca local retailers such as Staples, future shop (preferably Canadian customs friendly)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Northern Ontario, Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Amd seems to offer good pricing, i can be persuade....
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: nope
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, might go higher later this year.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I will be ordering the components in pieces after august, hopefully in October. I usually don't mind spending a little extra on quality that lasts.. Probably going to get a projector for Movie Nights in the future. Really appreciate any constructive criticism, will be my first "full" build.
Thats all i got so far. I figure i have time for new shipments and reviews to look over, especially that ODD.
P.s i have tried to read as much literature i can get a hold of as far as compatibility is concerned, and this is where the helpful folks at TomsHardware comes in :-)
My first post, hope the link formating was done correctly.
Thanks for taking a moment, or several, to critique and suggest.
As for the GPU..... my downfall is when Reviewers show other cards that are ranked higher in the same test bed for comparison sake.. although for me i only see the better performance numbers and decide to go with what ever is above that of what I am looking into. I put my foot down on the 5850, now that you have suggested its bigger brother ill most likely go with it , My Achilles heel so do speak.....
Thinking i may need a cpu cooler/paste if i intend on going with that 965BE, my next mission! ( something silent running ) dose not seem to end even after figuring out the setup.
Yep about the GPU choice: our own forums "Best GPU for the money month X" articles may show GPU hierachy charts but remember scour as many reviews from respectable h/w sites and learn that in actual buying decisions variables like
a. Idle/load temps
b. Idle load noise in dB
c. Temps at idel/load
d. Retail price
all come into play which hierachy charts may almost always omit ^^ As for HSF, in cubes/SFF i found the Cooler Master GeminiSII a very good low profile cooler hehe
oups, i wanted to select the first reply as the best answer, both replies are worthy of the best pick a well... first time i have used the pick best answer button.
Still appreciate the responses. Also the build is not technically finished until that BDdrive from samsung is released and run through its passes before i make the final verdict. however ill probably use the advice about the Gpu selection to guide my decision on the ODD ( load noise, temps, cost...ect )
For though's it may concern this is the updated information: