I am going to use a HDTV as a monitor prob a 42" LCD 240hz low ms
I also need to output HDMI to another living room television. So two HDMIs out would be optimal so I could switch outputs using software from my living room instead of going to my pc to hit an HDMI switch or swap a cable.
I do want to overclock this build.
So far I already bought...
mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $220
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $75
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" $230
Power:SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Rdy $112
You'll want to find a SATA-3 SSD... it'll help your speed, if you need a SSD so much.
BIGGER PSU!!!! Try this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Wait (if you can) on the 5750's and wait for the price to drop when the 6xxx come out and buy a better quality GPUs.... I don't think there are 2 HDMI ports on ATI's GPUs you can do a DVI-D to HDMI.... and run it through the wall, you put the DVI-D to HDMI right on one side of the wall (they sell through the wall HDMI ports at HomeDepot)....
He is right on the storage comment. I was going to find something if he hadn't have mentioned it....
Hope that helps!
I guess the GPU situation is a bit tricky. Can you return the PSU for a larger one? With your budget, you could go SLI gtx 460 1 GBs. A 650 Watt Seasonic would be able to handle two 460's. So consider that.
From reading the articles on this website it seems like SLI is the way to go.
So I shot myself in the foot with the SSD I got. I should have posted before I bought anything. How much am I slowing myself down? I had planned on using the SSD for my operating system.
Do you mean you should've saved money in the budget for a more powerful PSU and two GPUs? Your PSU will power two 460s, which is a pretty fast configuration right now, but scaling back the SSD would've let you put more money into the GPUs.
Look through the benchmarks and see how you feel about it. Two of those 460 1 GB cards is faster on average than a 5970 in the benchmarks run, so it's a pretty fast graphics solution.
1600 MHz RAM at CAS 8 is generally considered the "sweet spot" for DDR3 speeds right now (source: some anandtech article). 1333 MHz CAS 9 could be fine, but for less than $30 more, I'd spring for 1600 MHz CAS 7.
Beyond extra performance, you'll have more breathing room should you decide to overclock later.
No, the i7 950 is rated at the same power draw as the i7 930 (130 W). The 950 has to fit inside the same thermal constraints as the 930, it just does it at a higher clock speed and is thus "higher binned".
I would recommend the EVGA 460 version because it feature a closed-cooler design that exhausts heat outside of the case, a desirable feature when you have two cards in SLI.Best of all? These cards come with a lifetime warranty. Just make sure to register them with EVGA to benefit from said warranty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am not saying that the Gigabyte one is bad,not at all, in fact, if you were going with a single 460,I would definitely recommend the Gigabyte one over EVGA's.But in SLI the one of the Gigabyte cards would block the other making it more hotter and noiser.
College nailed the gigabyte VS Evga =p
The different clockrates is probably due to different factories, I'd say OC, but some are higher clockrates for th same price.... hmmm, odd.
Get the highest clockrate for the money =D your choice