SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Multitasking, School, Video/Photo work
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: NEED EVERYTHING
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/Nvidia
OVERCLOCKING: In the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not now
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Had a post on here and it dissapeared? Well my build date is moved up because I am eager to get it built. Games range from WoW to BFBC2 or FFXIV. Any compatibility concerns or combos that I didn't see?
Anywhere that I can drop a little bit for a 470 or is it not worth it? I will be overclocking later and I will make sure that I get a CPU cooler and some more fans. I will run it stock for a few months. Any suggestions before I buy? Forget anything? Please help and thanks.
The reason for the wireless card is that our modem is upstairs and I am on the ground floor so it would need to be a 50ft cord run down the stairs and into my room. Unless I can move the modem then I will need to be wireless. For the games I am playing the Nvidia 460 outshines the 5850 so why should I downgrade to the 5830?
Here is a completely different build. Maybe you guys will like this one more? Its an intel/Nvidia build SLI ready. The same keyboard/mouse/network card/monitor from above will be in with this build. I also dropped the headset because I will buy one in the next week or two.
Looking at your original build, I think it's pretty good. If you get the MIR on the Corsair XMS3 RAM, it's a really good deal. If you don't send in the MIR, this Mushkin RAM or this G.Skill RAM would be a better deal.
The original motherboard you picked is a fine choice, although it won't allow you to SLI/CrossFire later. I don't think that's a huge deal for most people, though.
The 2nd build is better in that it will allow you to SLI later, and it has some more room for growth. The downside would be that if you decide in a year or two that you want to upgrade your CPU, you won't have any real options. Generally, however, most people don't run into that, so I wouldn't consider it a big concern. I'm not sold on the PSU in the 2nd build. 650W-700W should be enough for either 5850 CrossFire or 460 SLI. If you don't require a modular PSU, this Seasonic 650W would be good, and losing the combo will only cost you $10, as there are generally $20 SATA DVD drives available.