APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: ~1000 dollars, after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, game creation, video editing, actual work.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, microcenter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Could you guys also make sure all parts are compatible with each other in addition to supplying part change suggestions? I would feel like a massive fool buying this stuff and realizing part A doesn't match part B.
EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention- I would kinda like this to be pretty future-proofed; this is the only computer I'll have for 4-5 years, so I would like it to be fairly upgradable for at least casual gaming.
spease, the megahalems is a great recommendation... it's top notch, it just doesn't come with a fan. Although, I guess if you're spending $150 on the video card, a total of $65 for a heatsink seems kinda weird.
If you live by a micro center (which im assuming you do, youre buying the 930!) they have coolermaster hyper 212+ for $19.99. That's probs the best value around.
Yeah, it gets great temps. Especially for it's price...
Temps are going to vary from site to site, but this gives you a good glimpse.
It's getting close to the megahalems and similar... and its $19.99, you can't beat that. http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=252...
This is from the Spire review, but the chart just seems to be recent is all.
It would easily take your i7 930 to 4.0GHz if you so desired.
I'll admit I'm not quite sure of the difference there between the ram sticks.
Will the mobo also be good for future-proofing? That's one of the parts I'm kinda worried about- I've never had to buy a mobo before... and you can't really replace it
1333MHz (Higher the better) 7-7-7-20 (Lower the better)
So, its frequency is higher and will allow for higher overclocks, while maintaining similar timings... if that helps. =P
And yeah that's a good mobo, it's got room for another 5770 also if you want one in the future (which btw is a total of $300, and performs like a 5870 ($400), so if/when you do get another, it will be well worth it)