SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Hulu/Netflix, Websurfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, OS (Have Win7 64)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg. (I have local Microcenter and Frys)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ATI GPU
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 (minimum)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I created two builds, one i5, one i7. The cost difference isn't so much of an issue. But saving money can't hurt. I will be buying the Processors from Microcenter (i5 is $170 and the i7 is $200). I will also likely pick up the monitor in store, as I had some issues with ordering TV's/Monitor's before. However, these items are on the lists, just for completeness of the builds. Any feedback would be great, or recommendations which build to go with. I am leaning towards the i7 build just for longevity and strength.
One more question. I have a 5850 on the list, and will likely crossfire down the line. Will the selected PSU be sufficient for the crossfire? I had originally been thinking of just saying what the hell, and getting a 5870, but I think this is the more prudent option, as I won't be taxing the 5850 immediately.
go with the i5 760 as lga1156 mobos are alot cheaper than lga 1366, and yes it is the same as the 930 replacing the 920 the 760 is 2,8 ghz and if you are going to overclock have you put any thought into an aftermarket cpu cooler? and what about getting 2 gtx 460 1gb as a gtx460 in sli is better than a gtx 480
First, I don't know if I will overclock, and I was thinking of picking up the cooler later, if necessary. But I may just add one to the package now. However, I don't know much about coolers.
Second, I have been partial to the ATI GPUs, mostly because they made it to market first. So I don't know much about the NV cards, but I suppose I should look into them.
Regarding the CPUs, I started seeing murmurs that Intel will be possibly releasing a new socket by the end of the year. Is this correct? How does this affect longevity of the two current sockets - 1156 and 1366?
Oh, sweet, I will def. look into that then. Thank you so much for your help so far. I'm sure I will keep posting with more questions and such.
Hopefully someone will post about the Intel sockets and the new one coming out (if that is indeed true).
Did some quick research and found this article. So I guess it won't be for a while, and the line is dead, so may as well use what I can get now, and not worry about it. It is inevitable with technology anyway.
Oh, I checked at microcenter, and as of right now they are not carrying 760s. I may wait to see if they come in and what their prices for those will be. If they are in fact replacing 750s, then it should be like $170 for the 760 as well. No new flyer for Microcenter yet, posted on their site, and they didn't have them in stock at the store.