SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, photo editing, surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spian
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like a quiet PC
After reading a lot of posts and comparing built systems, this one was the one that caught my attention. I was wondering is this built system is good how it is or does some parts need changing for other ones that might be better? Thanks
Enthusiast - Extreme: $2,381.89
* CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail
* MOBO: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
* RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998805 - Retail
* HSF: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler, plus two Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120mm, 3 Speed Setting, Beveled Blade Tips Design, SSO Bearing Fan for Push - Pull setup
* SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX100G 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
* HDD: SAMUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
* GPU: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
* PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
* DVD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
* Case: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
* Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
This build will allow you to play games at max settings at a monitor resolution of 1920x1200 or higher...
Thanks a lot for the replies. At the moment I´ll stick with the 5970 but it´s good to know that 2 GTX 460 offer just about the same perfamance and cheaper .
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb is a good idea. I will change the config. Also, is the much difference between the prolimatech megalems and the noctua nh-d14? I seen a lot of people also use the noctua but not sure which one would have better performance.
I´m going to do the purchase overseas here in Spain. Since I live here all my purchases are going to be done thru Spanish websites. All the warranties I´ve seen at the moment for graphic cards are 2 years.
if you can get the xfx there, i think all of their cards have the lifetime warranty, but there is the $$ premium. My spanish is terrible, but it looks like the sapphire is the best deal of those three.