My main question is will the power supply be enough? reading the specs on the Radeon, I read it to say that it needs a 600W or higher PSU, which I believe this is. I've seen online recommendation of 750W+ PSU's for this card, so I ask: will this be enough / correct for my desired setup?
I've been looking at building a new PC on newegg and below is what I've come up with.
I was shooting for around a $1000 budget, and this is over it, but I think it's got everything I want.
Also, if you see anything else that's wonky or have other recommendations for the system feel free to speak up
A 650w PSU will work fine without any issues on that rig As for the GPU, I use a 5870 myself on a Corsair 650HX and I've even overclocked it without any issues - remember, the 'good' power supply brands will always be a lil more extra power.
I am applying my face to my palm, regarding eyefinity. thank you. no I don't plan on using 6 monitors This was a "first draft" of my wishlist
Thanks for the links, and the recommendations, I'll be changing my setup accordingly! glad I asked first
Regarding ram: 4gb enough? I'm passing my now 3 year old gaming machine to my wife ( ) to build this new one, I have 4gb in the old one, and figured 6 wouldn't hurt based on the other gaming machines I'd searched out it appeared to be par/above-par for the course.
With the high end graphics card, and having 2gb of ram on it, does this change my RAM needs? or is 4 just enough for now regardless?
4 GB is enough for gaming right now. I don't expect that to change until virtually everyone is switched over to 64-bit OSes. Games are all still coded to run 32-bit, so they cannot use more than 3 GB or so memory.
If/when you decide to upgrade your memory, go from 4 GB to 8 GB, as dual-channel memory drops to single-channel if you have 3 sticks, rather than 2 or 4. That won't cripple your system or anything, but it will reduce the performance a little.
6 GB is standard for the Intel socket 1366 builds, as they run in triple-channel mode.