Intel i7 930, a good mobo with 2 x 16 x crossfire/sli capability, corsair ram upto 6 gb, ati radeon 5850 overclocked edition ( opting for this because i want to get another one in few months for crossfire as the prices would be going down due to the launch of 6 series in few months), coolermaster 912 cabinet, corsair 750 or 800 watts psu, 23inch led montior, corsair h50 cpu cooler, samsung spinpoint 1 tb hd, 1 ssd 40 gb (opting for this so that i can keep my os on it to boost the pc performance)
Kindly suggest, can stretch my budget...just want to know how much it would cost me.
i gave you the best hd5850 and a motherboard that is great for overclocking and will be great for a crossfire build later on as well as sata 6 and usb 3. this is a tiny bit above your price range, but well worth it.
CPU: Core i7 950 ($300)
MOBO: Gigabyte UD3R ($210)
RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 6 GB, 1600 MHz, CAS 7 ($160)
PSU: Corsair 950TX ($120 after rebate)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB ($55)
GPU: 2 x GTX 460 1 GB ($400 for a pair of msi/ or was it gigabyte?)
CASE: HAF 922 ($90)
LED backlit Monitor: Samsung BX2335 has touch of red to match red lights on haf 922 ($217)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ($30 amazon)
The total is $1582. It will outperform both builds in this thread in games by more than 2 times, but it sacrifices the ssd boot drive to accomplish this. Boot time won't be that bad on a system like this anyway, though. Personally, I'd take more frames in games. Check out this link to see how two 460s compares to two 5850s.
The gtx 470 in SLI will scale better than two 5850s, so I'd go with that.
You want to get triple channel memory with x58 setups, not dual-channel. Consider the 6 GB set in my previous post.
Between those two, it's a toss-up, really. I have the storm scout's bigger brother and I'm happy with it, so go with that one maybe? It should fit most graphics cards. I think you can remove the HDD cage to put in extra long cards too, so the Scout should be fine.
For a mild overclock, a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ will be more than sufficient. You'll save around $50 by getting this instead of the H50.
You want a widescreen monitor to preserve the correct aspect ratio of your games and movies.
if you want an SSD drive make sure its at least 120gb....i guess 80gb would do....but if youre just putting an OS on it it is 100% useless you need to be able to put your OS+1/2 of your most played games on it then have at least 50% of the drive left over for it to be a performance boost if not its a waste of money.
is there a reason you want an i7 build over an i5 or AMD? other then wasting money? unless you are doing some serious coding or things that need hyperthreading theres no point on an i7 just got i5 or Phenom II