I could probably shop around and find cheaper deals, but I have been a loyal newegger since my first purchase from them . I have a 1000W power supply already and its not like the specs on my hard drive/blu-ray drive matter as much lol. So yea all opinions would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
Interesting reading, this is exactly the reason I came here for help lol. I'm definitely gonna look at that considering how well the CF HD6850's stack up. I have no experience with the AMD quad's though as my last quad and only quad was an i7, how does that one match up to say the one I linked?
The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.
Yea price range was on the spot. The only thing I changed was brands on the card/drive to ASUS. Build is peaking my interests cause I have never used an ATI card and haven't used an AMD cpu since I was playing EQ at like age eight. I have also never thought of CF/SLI as an option due to expenses but this is seeming reasonable especially after cutting around 150 dollars on the CPU.Thanks for the opinion batuchka, definitely has me debating a purchase.
About to pull the trigger on purchasing. Just had one question about the motherboard. I was suggested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... over the forementioned one. Looking at the two, I don't see a difference besides 2 year warranty and an onboard video card. Can anyone explain? They said it was a problem with the amd 870 running CF at x16/x4 yet the specs are reading x8/x8. Just a case of someone else overlooking something?
Just came back to give a "best answer" vote and tell you guys the rig is running fantastically. Having a couple problems with windows 7 and my memory but other than that the computer has been running games like a dream. SC2 is absolutely gorgeous with no stutters or anything. Thanks so much for the help!