Hey everyone! Long time viewer-first time poster. Anyway, i have spent the past couple weeks working on a very powerful, yet affordable build to be my new gaming pc, but still have it able to run anything i throw at it and here is what i have come up with.
Have you checked out the HAF 922? It is virtually the same size, looks similar etc, but costs a bit less.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is not worth 60 in any currency. Either get it cheaper from Amazon or somewhere else. Or get this Scythe Yasya $55 ($11 shipping) - a very good cooler, altho must be paired with RAM without tall heatspreaders.
I've heard anecdotes that this motherboard (MSI P55-GD65 $168) doesn't have the foxconn socket issues that other P55 boards have, and should have all the features that the Asus has, while $10 cheaper, so I personally would choose this over that particular Asus board.
I would choose the Eco set because it is faster than the 1333mhz set, has the same specs as the other two apart from the incredibly low voltage. Which means it will run cool and not use as much energy as the others, or provide plenty of headroom to OC the RAM.
Okay, backtracking to GTX, all of the EVGA are out of stock on newegg. Should i wait for them to be back in stock or pick a different brand. Not quite sure of the different brands and which are relatively higher quality then the others
actually, try comboing the ram and mobo, you can save a lot of money buy doing that.
I agree with the masses to buy a GTX 460, but if you have the spare change, buy a 5850, (reason why I am telling you to combo). If you dont have the money (or if you do not want to spend it), buy the GTX 460.
Yea i have been unable to find a combo with a motherboard that i am interested in thus far. Am a fan of Asus and the p7p55d-e line. Will probably just look and pick up a gtx 460 1gb for the extra 30 bucks if it will help me in the long run.
And why is it that despite the GTX 460 being recomended by most everyone here it is not displayed on reviews from Toms Hardware such as http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-radeon-hd-ge.... Not contradicting, just curious. The post seemed relatively new (July 5th) so not quite sure why one of the cards would not be included.
=/ unfortunately, on Newegg, the only 2 1GB models available are Palit or Galaxy... I don't have anything against either company, but the reviews aren't fantastic. People reduce their egg rating for really stupid reasons pretty often though.
Other sites have it though... TigerDirect included.
Now there's Gigabyte, Zotac, and Sparkle.. (Same for CA?) which are all good in my opinion. Zotac and Sparkle offer lifetime warranties, and Gigabyte offers 3 years (but have a good reputation) on their aftermarket cooled OC'd card.
I'd take the Gigabyte card for it's cooler, it will circulate air within your case instead of exhausting it, but if you have good airflow (you do, you're getting a 932) it shouldn't be a problem and it will run cooler giving you more OC headroom =].
Personally I wouldn't wait for a card based on brand, but then I have no interest in customer support/warranty. Or know everything EVGA have to offer in those aspects.
I would consider the Gigabyte card on there as it has two fans which will keep the card quite cool.