After a long 2 weeks of research on newegg, tigerdirect and ncix I came up with these. Total cost of 762$ including shiping, taxes and assembly + I think i'll be getting around 50$ of MIR. What do you think? Is the PSU good enough for dual 6850?
Approximate Purchase Date: 2-4 weeks
Budget Range: 700-800$ CDN after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly for gaming, WoW, FPS
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speaker, OS, DVD DRIVE
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca NCIX
Country of Origin: Québec, Canada
Parts Preferences: AMD
SLI or Crossfire: In the future
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 on a Samsung T220 monitor
Additional Comments: I don't need SATA6 or USB3 as of right now, just a dual X8 mobo for crossfire.
CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box
I wanted to get one but I could not find any good deal on NCIX, they dont sell the F3. I could always use my old one though.
What is your current HDD? NCIX has some specials on some Seagate 7200.12 drives 1TB for 50$ or 500GB for 40$. If you need volume storage, they also have WD15EARS (1.5TB) for 70$ and it gives you free shipping for entire order.
My old one is a 250gb seagate barracuda 7200.9 8MB 11MS Sata2.
I guess a newer drive like the 7200.12 wouldn't hurt, if you don't need tons of storage space, the 40$ 500GB one would be more than enough. That is up to you.
Alright! As for the rest, is everything ok? Mobo, ram, and psu all fit together? Enough watts for a future crossfire setup?
If you don't add anything else to your system (beside that possible 2nd Radeon 6850), 650W should be enough to even include some OC. If you want to be on the safe side, you can go for a 700-750W PSU if the price difference isn't too great.