First off, I used to be big into computers About 10 years ago and let me tell you, things have changed!! I'm completely lost on the new tech and overclocking and such. I'm looking to build a nice gaming and video editing computer. I've pretty much have the idea of going with the i7 860, but that's not set in stone. Here are a few components I am leaning towards. I looking to those withhold knowledge to let me know if
I'm on the right rack, fill in the blanks and tell me how this system would be at gaming/video editing.
Here what I'm thinking so far,
Asus p7p55d-e pro
Radeon hd 5870
WD caviar black 1tb 7200 rpm hdd
Corsair 650 watt power supply
Arctic freezer 7 pro
Case ? ?
RAM ?? I want atleast 4gigs but not what I should get??
I openly welcome all experienced suggestions to guide me.
Thanks in advance for all help.
@lowriderflow: The Intel/nVidia and AMD/ATI thing just isn't true. It comes from the old days (like 7+ years) when all computers used Intel chips and ATI's cards had driver issues like crazy. It was assumed to be caused by the mixture, when it wasn't.
The 460 isn't that great. It's in the same price/performance range as the 5830, which was in a crappy position to begin with. Neither is a good choice. Besides, the 460 can't hold a candle to the 5870.
Finally, 3x2 GB of RAM can only be recommended if the OP goes with the i7-930. All other chipsets would need either 2x2 GB or 4x2 GB. The 930 uses triple channel, while everything else needs dual.
My budget is $1,000 to $1400 or so. Not really a budget, but more of a guideline. (I always start out saying I want to spend $ on something and always end up researching and justifying spending $$. I need everything from the case inwards. Everything else is covered.
I would like to overclock if it makes for a quicker system. Like I said last time I built a system a 64mb graphics card was state of the art! So I'm relying on you all to steer me on the right track (without confusing me too much) lol
MadAdmiral's builds are great. Unlike MadAdmiral, I do think that there's a use for the i7-860, but it's very very niche (people with between $1000-1200 to spend that need both hyperthreading for workstation-type workload and a P55 build to afford a gaming grahpics card).
lowriderflow - the Hyper 212+ offers some of the best value, but it's not actually the best performance HSF.
MadAdmiral - the preliminary reading I've been doing suggests that the $230ish 1 GB 460 offers decent performance. Jury is still out, of course, but I'm not sure it's as dire as you're suggesting. Then again, maybe you're specifically referring to the 768 MB 460.
I read the reviews. It's a good little card. I just think that it's in the wrong price range, especially considering I saw a 470 for $280 today. If you can afford a $230 GPU, it's likely you can squeeze the build and or budget to get the $280 470 or $285ish 5850. It's not that the 5830/460 are bad cards, it's just that there isn't a need for a card in that price range.
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3 ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitors
So, I busted my budget...But I think I have a pretty good set up. Put it all together last night. Fired it up this morning, updated everything and all is good! I will take a few pics when I get a chance. Thanks again all! So, what do you think of the final set up?