Well I'm in desperate need of a new system as my current rig is nearing 5 years old. Wanting to get some feedback on this cyberpower system I configured. As it's only a little over a month away now, I may wait till cybermonday to place the order to get a little better deal. Thanks for any suggestions.
CASE:CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window
You definetly have way too much invested in your cpu and not enough in gpu. Are building this for gaming? If so, stick with a p55 board instead and invest more into a better gpu.
I thought the gts 450 did very well in sli (GeForce_GTS_450_SLI) comparable to the Radeon HD 5850 and GeForce GTX 470.
Better yet, build it yourself and you'll save even more money and be able to get the most bang for your buck.
No, surprisingly. This morning I filled carts at both mwave and newegg to build this system both sites cost more than cyberpower. Even before they added the shipping charges both shopping carts were over $1400 (of the two newegg was cheaper, but still more than a $100 more than cyberpower).
So what are you gonna be using the system for? And whats your budget?
Budget is about $1300. For gaming at times, multimedia with independent dual monitors at others. And I do a lot of multi tasking (multiple bowser windows, and a word processor, and video encoding simultaneously).
Yes, all radeon cards with eyefinity will run up to 3 monitors. IMO id stick with the p55 because your doing pure gaming. It'll last you several years easily because with that mobo you'll be able to add another 5870 for more extra gpu power. If your overclock your cpu to 4ghz which shouldnt be hard at all with that cooler than you'll be set for several years, after which just build another computer.