Hi. I am planning on building a super gaming rig. The only parts I am set on are an i5 760 and dual geforce 460s in SLI (unless anyone would recommend a better combo based on my budget). I would really appreciate any help you guys could throw my way in terms of choosing parts. Thanks!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: 1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD movie watching, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U
PARTS PREFERENCES: The only parts I am set on are the i5 760 with dual Geforce 460s in SLI
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Is an SSD worth it for performance?
And I was set on following this advice...
Best answer from NeoElemental
With this setup, 1500 is a good amount more than what you need. You could pocket that money, or you could sink it into some of the more "nice to have" type things. I would place SSD firmly in this category.
i5 760: 210
2x460 1GB's: 460-500 depending on if you get stock oc'ed cards and whatnot
Most people will recommend the following parts for this type of build:
Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - 180
I differ from some other people here, but I love, love, LOVE the Lancool case. The toolless install, the great airflow layout, dampened hd rack. I got this same combo when it was 150 and it was awesome then. I still think its a solid deal @ 190.
Two other common PSU's:
Corsair 750w modular - 130