do i need a cpu cooler? was thinking about the cooler master v8, 212, or corsair h50.
Also i would like to try to keep it as quiet as possible, but dont want to go overboard trying to make things silent.
my total now is about $1221.
also don't want to crossfire or sli anything yet, would rather get a single card thats good, and maybe later on add a second card if i need to.
also, would getting a ssd be helpful for what i want to do? Or is it a luxury i dont really need?
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So assuming u want to leverage MPE and since gaming is on the table
Tower @ $848 (ya i do up more small rigs/SFFs these days hehe) Am advocating single GPU set ups
Looks good; here are a few suggestions:
1) On the cpu, are you near a microcenter? They have a 950 for $229, or a 930 for $199. I would opt for the 930 since it is trivial to OC the i7-9xx processors to 3.5 or so.
2) You might wait a week or so to see what amd announces for the 6xxx series upgrades. I think you should spend a bit more for a 5870/GTX470 class card to get a balanced system.
3) For a good modular psu that is a bit cheaper @ $110, look at the XFX 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4) the system begs for at least a mild overclock. Get a cooler up front. It is much easier to install it initially, compared to taking a working pc apart and doing it later. A cooler will keep your system quieter and cooler under load. You can OC easier and higher. Most any will be good. I like the large tower type coolers with a slow turning 120mm or larger fan. How about the cm 212 @$30? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5) Cases are a personal thing; get what appeals to you. The HAF 932 will be fine. However, you can get an equally effective case for half the cost. Look at the Antec 300 illusion version for $70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6) I love the SSD. It makes everything feel so much snappier. It really won't help games much though. I would consider it a luxury. Still, see if you can't find $100 or so for a 40gb Intel X25-V for the OS and a few apps. If you can't, plan ahead, and create a 160gb partition on your hard drive for the OS and apps. Later when the SSD prices come down(jan-feb), you can clone that partition and make an easy transition.
batuchka - thanks for the input. i'm looking for more of a midtower/ fulltower setup. rather have the extra room inside the case, and hopefully it allows better cooling. But i'll look into the nvidia cards. and i know that if i go the amd route, the chip/mb's are cheaper. but the deal for the i7 seems pretty good, and i rather go intel than amd. just a personal preference. Also the psu you listed in the combo, does it provide enough power the setup im trying to build? and would it support dual cards?
geofelt - thanks for the input too. to answer your questions/suggestions:
1- i'm near a microcenter, i might get the 930 if there isnt much difference between the two.
2. i guess i'll wait a bit and see what the prices end up being, maybe go nvidia.
3 - the psu looks good, but the one i was thinking about is $142 from amazon so no tax and free 2day shipping and no rebate to deal with. i would rather avoid rebates if possible.
4. sounds good, i was thinking about that cooler, so i will probably add that in.
6. i'll probably pick up a 60gb ssd