APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) 2,200 - 2,400
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming / Multi-media applications. Beginner overclocker
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Case/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference willing to order from multiple sites.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Open to best configuration for performance.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
I just recently saved enough money I think to build my new computer in anticipation for all the new games coming out like FF14. I want this system to really be powerful in all ways and not have any bottle necks and am able to over clock it easily. My Budget is 2,200 to 2,400 but I have a Cool Master CM690 Case already that should be fine I hope and also no need for a monitor or peripherals. The full budget can be spent on the tower itself. I am always use to building 1,000 dollar budget comps because of cash flow but this time I go all out.
One Problem though, I do not know what’s better bang for bucks these days because I haven’t been keeping up with all the technologies. I also do not know what over clocks better or easier. Well and the age old question every time I build a comp – ATI or Nvidia. -/sigh
Please Help Point Me in the Right Direction kind and gentle people!
Also however, you could get the i-7 875k on the LGA 1156 platform. This is a very fast and UNLOCKED quad core CPU that would be easier to overclock.... but the platform is a bit of a dead end. Whatever Intel plans for the platform, the lack of PCI-E lanes is a big issue due to SATA 3 and USB 3 using them as well as GPUs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So we'll stick with the more robust 1366 platform I guess, although that other CPU is inviting for the beginner with money.
A SLI setup will give you more power now, but in the long run its better to get a 5970 and crossfire later. its a cheaper upgrade than replacing a couple 460s or 470s, especially after the 6000 line starts coming out at the end of the year. ALSO you wont notice a huge difference between a couple 460s and a 5970, the FF games supposedly favor radeon.