SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Will be used a lot for media and gaming (not really FPS but I would still like most any game to run well on ultra settings without any cosmetic set backs). I just want a gaming experience that is thoroughly enjoyable, so yes eye candy is important. I do a little bit with CS4. Longevity of this system is important.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: This list doesn't include the PSU (NesteQ) or the case (Acousticase from quietpc.com). Open to differing opinions on these products....
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg unless less expensive elsewhere
Maybe some overclocking with the GPU and CPU (only if needed)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Would like the option to add an additional GPU down the road
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (Not set on the 23" NEC monitor for gaming, would like IPS screen but am somewhat worried about lag/ghosting)
I don't know if the 1090t is in my best interest but am I really hurting myself by going with it? Also would most of you go with a SDD just for the OS?
From the start I can tell you that the 1090T is not worth it over a 1055t(50% more expensive for 12% faster clockspeed), that an IPS monitor will typically have less lag than a TN because the actual processing componentry will be nicer.
Dell U series is very good.
Ram is completely incompatible with this build. Get the 102$ G.skill 1.35 voltage 1600 ram instead. Mobo is overkill:
I am totally open to build/opinions. Not an Intel fanboy or anything, just want the best bang for my buck...
FYI this started out as a $700-800 budget build and just grew, at that price range AMD seemed the way to go. Now that its pushing 2k maybe Intel would be better... IDK, show me on paper!
work almost done so this is quick,
Gigabyte x58 UDR3 or Asus P6X58D-E (both mobo's have sli and xfire plus sata 3 & usb 3)
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 or the g-skill equivilant
1 Nvidia 460 now, maybe another if can fit in budget
Look at Frostytech.com for a good cooler. They have a good top ten but stay away from the Zalman. They're old news, Towers have better performance when paired with a fan.
It's your choice on the SSD but it's usually just for a OS install. No need for too much extra room but some should be planned for.
Start with this and look at the prices. Someone else will prob do it for u if you need it done i just gotta take off. Sorry bout that.