Hello, I am currently in need of a new computer that will be able to play some forthcoming titles. I intend on playing COD Black Ops, as well as SC2 and
I would love a second opinion before i start buying parts, therefore:
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
PSU: XFX 750W Black Edition
MB: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
CPU: Intel I7-950 8MB Cache
RAM: 2 x Corsair XMS3 1600MHz CL8 2 x 2GB (8GB in total)
GFX: Waiting for the Radeon 6970
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
My budget doesn't stretch very far away from this, 100 dollars at most, and I will be needing the computer from the 20th november. Therefore, I do not intend on waiting on the Sandy Bridge processors from Intel, nor the new NVidia series (AMD fanboy).
it's a great mobo but mATX offers many disadvatages like less connecters(especcially less pci-e which means less expansion cards). It also cools less and overall you pay for compactness.
SO IMO unless you want mATX don't get mATX. I was in the same dilema once because It's rog board and has cool features but in the end it's better to get an ATX board if you have the space to accomodate it.
Allright i didnt even relise it was mATX, so if this one is ATX would it be better then the ones i suggested or should he just keep the one he picked?
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Was: $299.99Now: $289.99
the rampage III formula is pretty much the replacement of the one he listed. They're both good but the rampage III formula is newer with all the new features and stuff. So if you can afford it it is a great board
Nice build. Drop the RAM to triple channel and get an SSD instead of the regular drive (unless you have LOTS of data to store). For SC2, you won't need the 6970.. any of today's cards will do. I don't know about Black Ops.