I'm currently looking for a gaming/office pc. My budget is 600-750. I most likely won't be overclocking as I don't wanna have to worry about temps.
CPU: amd 955 or 965
Ram: 4 gb's 1333 mhz or whatever speed is best not really sure.
OS: windows 7 64 bit
Mobo: possiblity of SLI/Crossfire. Not sure what mobo's are best, but I don't need onboard video.
GPU: ati 5570-5800 series or maybe a nvidia.
PSU: depends on what GPU's I go with.
Items not needed: Monitor, Keyboard/mouse, speakers.
Optical drive: Sony optiarc.
To clarify windows needs to be included in the price which is 100 dollars for oem.
My gaming is at 1920 resolution with settings around medium/high. I only play games like wow, aion, eq2 ect. I'm just looking to get the best performance for my money.
I'm thinking I will just go with a crossfire ready mobo, but not sure which yet. It's possible I can just buy the second card in a few months as well as long as everything is set up to crossfire. Going with one card for now would allow me to see if I even need a second card right away.
I did forget to mention I need a case and hard drive to. For the mobo what is better a 790gx or something in the 800's? I'm not familiar with the different models of amd mobo's.
Ok, and I have one last question. I'm not going to oc anything, but is my stock cooling enough? So far I figured I have 3 case fans, the fan from the 650w psu, and the fans from the 5850.
The cooler that comes with the 955 is pretty good for being stock. The only bad thing is that it gets pretty loud when it's at full speed. Sounds kind of like a blow dryer. If you're looking for an aftermarket cooler a hyper 212 plus should be great http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...