Hi everyone, looking to do my first ever build to replace my 3 year old Dell XPS. Going to order this week, any comments/advice very welcome. Sorry I did post this in one other section, but I think this is appropriate section for this question (new to forum).
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 1400 - 1700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, some work
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU and a Radeon 5870, will use Windows 7 Home Premium.
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: hoping for somewhat quiet PC, with a few lights and do not really want a fan on left side due to orientation (window on left is preferable though).
There are a few good combos in the above parts list, just simpler for me to list individual parts for comment. This is my 1st post (been viewing for a long time), so hopefully all the links work.
Do you think I actually need the extra cooler with the above configuration?
Any huge difference in the 2 sets of RAM listed above?
Is a separate sound card worth the extra money?
Any conflicts or compatibility issues?
Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
Have you considered waiting for the ati 6xxx series? 5xxx will drop/6xxx will be better
In my opinion seperate sound cards a waste of money. the onboard mobo card is just as good
Buying that setup in dec, (minus gpu,psu,case), its funny because my prebuilt cart on newegg has the same items =p