Looking for build advice if someone out there is a bit bored this afternoon
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1500$ CAD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Looking to buy from NCIX.com because Im Canadian and would like to get it assembled by them as well.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intell, Nvidia
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Im trying to put together a Intel i5 760 + GTX 460 SLI build just for gaming. Currently have a 1920x1080 monitor but probably will upgrade in the future. I want this thing to last me for a few years. Also am going to need an OS.
One last note, I am somewhat knowledgeable about computers, however I would prefer to have some good advice from here and also have it built by NCIX so i dont have to worry about that stuff.
I don't recommend starting a build with SLI/Crossfire. You build yourself into a corner in terms of upgrades. I'd start with a single massive GPU to start with. Also, I'd avoid Intel right now if you can help it. The LGA 1156 socket is being replaced in a few months (supposedly before year end) and the LGA 1366 is right behind.
Here's what I'd look at (prices/links to Newegg.com, so find them in Canada):