New build 1700$(85,000 INR)

Hey guyz i am 13 and i really want a rig (budget =1700$) but i can wait till december 2010.
Okay heres what i have in my mind.
(Note: i will be using this rig for gaming and video editing!) :D

CPU: Intel core i7 860 $283.00
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $199.99
CASE: CM HAF X $199.99
PSU: Corsair 850TX (as i would be crossfiring later on) $159.99
GPU: MSI R5870 (i can wait for a 6870 and i will crossfire later on) $419.99
RAM: G-Skill RIPJAWS (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz $84.99
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 40gb (will dis be enough for win 7?) $125.99
HDD : WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM $69.99
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 $79.99
Moniter : BENQ V2200 Eco (Led Moniter) $200


NOTE: I would be playing at 1080 p resolutions and i mostly play CSS, BFBC2, MW2 etc (Not much in crysis :kaola: )
plz give me suggestions on improving the build.
1 more ques can i overclock i7 860 to 4+ stable....??!
(Conversion : 1$ = 50 Rupees)
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  1. Why go for an i7 860 instead of a 950? They're almost the same price. What do you think about this setup?

    CPU: Core i7 950 ($300)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ($30)
    GPU: 2 x GTX 460 1 GB ($440)
    MOBO: Gigabyte UD3R ($210) or ASUS P6X58D-E ($230)
    RAM: G.Skill Pi 1600 MHz 6 GB (3 x 2GB), CAS 7 ($160)
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB ($75)
    CASE: HAF 922 ($90)
    DVD Drive: Some $20 DVD drive
    PSU: Corsair 950TX ($130 after rebate)
    Monitor: same ($200)

    TOTAL: $1675

    GPU choice is a bit subjective here. You're right to wait and see what the HD 6870 can do. If you were going to purchase tomorrow or something, this would be a solid build, though.

    Also, a 40 GB SSD is kinda small. It's almost not worth it as you won't be able to fit many games onto it. Intel is releasing their 25 nm SSDs this year, it may drive the prices of the Sandforce drives down. I would hold off on that and maybe just maintain a small C: drive and then clone it later when maybe a 120 GB Vertex 2 SSD is more affordable.

    These are just suggestions, though. The build you have above is fine except for the Caviar Blue is quite slow for a boot drive.

    If nothing else:

    change the caviar blue for the 1 TB Spinpoint F3
    maybe save some money on a case and get the HAF 922
    Switch to NVIDIA GPUs if your editing software can utilize any CUDA extensions
  2. Thanks alot but the ssd is my boot drive i will only install os on it and nothing else so the other hdd i.e spinpoint f3 would be used for movies,games etc...!! :D

    Thanks alot :D
  3. BTW howz the evga x58 tri sli mobo..?! I have heard that its pretty good and bang for buck...!
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