Hey guys! Pretty excited, as I am about to order my machine. I’ve got (most) of it spec’d out below, but want to check the forums before I hit the “Buy Now” button.
Four things that I am wondering about here.
1) Any suggestions on a good match to this system for video card(s)?
2) Should I be looking for a more expensive power supply? Would a RAM upgrade be worth it at all, and if so, to what?
3) General thoughts – compatibility, bottlenecks, price, etc... How’s it lookin’?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now
BUDGET RANGE: Whatever it comes to, pretty set by now since it’s mostly picked up by now
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet, listening to music, gaming (Starcraft II mostly, probably others down the road), MS Office, video calls, watching (1080p) movies, basic programming, music editing (most likely using professional grade software), photo/video editing (hobby, does not need to be professional grade), SolidEdge ST, SketchUp. Possible use as a media server.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, mouse, keyboard, 1.5TB and 500GB removable HDs are on my desk waiting
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca (open to other reliable e-vendors, preferably Canadian)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: (See below)
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (hopefully, eventually... I would like to run it on its own for awhile, and once I’m more confident with it, start OC’ing)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe – I am open to it. I am also open to getting a nicer card, and possibly adding a second in the future. Whatever you guys think.