First of all, apologies if I have (and I am sure I will have) made some really basic errors in putting this build together. I have been digging around and looking up what might work well together as best as I can.
As far as the CPU goes, I am not sure if its better to over clock an i7-930 (which from what I have read is pretty straight forward) and go with two GPU's or go for the more affordable combination of an over clocked i7-860 and have a single GPU plus a cheaper MOBO. Also I get the feeling 6GB of RAM is not really enough to take advantage of the i7-930+ 2 GPU's but if I have that set up in place, I could always expand the ram when I have the money to do so.
In addition, I am not sure if the CPU fan I have picked would be suitable for keeping the over clocked i-7 at a reasonable operation temperature, or if I should get one of the liquid coolers ( CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).
Thank you for any insight you can provide.
*edit* I ment to say that via newegg this all comes to $2091.85
Everything youve picked will work great together. 6GB of RAM is plenty for anything. The cooler is good, but overpriced lately. if you can get it for under 35, do, otherwise check out the dark knight or mugen2.
Only thing I would do is switch to a GA-X58A-UD3R mobo. its newer/better/cheaper.
August 20, 2010 8:24:23 PM
Thanks for checking this build out. The alternative fans seem very reasonable, I will switch one out, which ever I can get the cheapest.
I am a little concerned about the GA-X58A-UD3R mobo though. On paper its very impressive, especially at that prince point, but there seems to be a pretty even split betwwen people that love it and others that have had a lot of problems with the thing. I have a total lack of experience building and as it's my intention to overclock and its pretty well documented that the GA-X58A-UD3R is not noob freindly, i may really struggle with it. It's a tough call, do I go for cheaper and more powerful, or slightly more expensive, older but very user freindly and stable...
Either way, thank you for your input, I really appreciate you taking the time to think about this set up.
i agree with you rob I would get a 460 as its enough for any game right now and not to mention it is more efficient, cooler, quieter than the 470. And two of them do pretty well - and in that route he could save ~$30 and get the 750watt corsair instead and im pretty sure even the 650 watt one would be enough.
So 230 for a gtx 460 1gb, and saving $30 on power supply, thats $100 off