System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Surfing the net, HD video editing)
Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)
Country of Origin: (USA)
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel CPU, NVIDIA Graphics, Asus Mobo)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: (1680 x 1050)
Additional Comments: (Long lasting and future-proof, something powerful and reliable.)
I need some opinions on my selections for parts. I'm new at this and would like to know if my selections are fully compatiable with each other and if there are some better products. I'm open to any suggestions!
I'm definitely waiting for the Sandy Bridge to come out now. I was already planning on upgrading to 12GB in the future but not at first. I would like a HDD with SATA III so what would you recommend for that? Also what is a good DVD burner? Lightscribe isn't important, I'll probably just have a separate drive if I decide I want lightscribe anyway.
Sandy Bridge CPUs will be based on the current 32nm architecture.
They will be split into two markets: mainstream and enthusiast. The mainstream models will replace the current LGA1156 'H1' Clarkdale and Lynnfield CPUs (Core i3 and Core i5) and will use LGA1155 'H2' packaging.
One fewer pin than current LGA1156 CPUs. These will NOT be backwards compatible.
Next is Sandy Bridge 'E' (Enthusiast or Extreme) 'Patsburg' platform, which features a new LGA2011 socket to replace LGA1366.
LGA2011 will launch with quad-and six-core CPUs (with Hyper-Threading, so eight and 12 execution units respectively).
The Mobo will prolly have a x68 chipset (against the current x58).