SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,surfing internet,music,movie,
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/monitor/mouse/case/hard drive/disk drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: iv always been a amd fanboy but im finally switching to the darkside and i really like asus
OVERCLOCKING: maby if i could figure out how 2
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just want it to be fast. run games at mid-max settings(wow,sc2,c&c,eq,cod..)
so after weeks and weeks of trying 2 decide what parts 2 choose i think if finally narrowed it down.. keep in mind i want this pc 2 last me for about 3-4years( i will get a better graphics card probably a Radeon HD 5850 around xmas) but ya what do ya think?
i was reading that 1156 chipset is going 2 be obsolete very soon and 1366 is the new i dunno if that right or not my computer knowledge is very limited... and even tho the 17 isnt reguired wouldnt it still make everything else faster like downloading music/movie or photoshop and things such as that
And as for the performance, the i5 is as good in gaming and is also decent in other tasks...
In Photoshop, you would notice the difference, but not in music/ movies downloading...Also these chips have very good overclocking ability...
Your setup is very lite on GPU compared to the CPU for a gaming PC, also, you need a 3x memory kit to take advantage of the triple channel memory offered by the LGA1366.
If you are concerned about longevity and future CPU upgrades (without having to buy a new motherboard and the new technologies this would give you), the AMD setup would probably be the way to go for you.
iv narrowed it down 2 these 2 mobos and these 2 cpus....o and also i think after xmas im going 2 get 2 graphics cards so thats why i got the 750w power supply
and one more thing would it improve my computer speed if i got a 120gb SDD and just kept all my music/movie on a external hard drive because i usualy only use about 80gb of my 250gb hard drive and if i put my music/movies on a external id only use like 40gb--- and price is not a big concern of mine i have about $1500 saved up and i wanted 2 have enough left over 2 get a iphone but i guess that can wait if it has 2
i may wait intill after xmas to get the SSD with the graphics cards and maby just get the 120 or 2 60's im not 100% sure what im a do cuz i already have a perfectly fine working HDD but i cant resist these SSD's and how amazing they appear 2 be
kk im a go with yr exact setup but the motherboard says Memory Standard DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 and the memory u linked is ddr3 1600.. will it still work? i know a lil bit about computers but deff not alot...
and ya im still debating on the SSD,,,,, is the performance signifitantly noticable? and r u saying i should get 1 now and 1 later when the price drops and run them in RAID 0.. and ya ill get the ocz ones