Video: RADEON HD 5870 1GB DDR5 HDMI Graphics Card HD587XZNFC
Power: Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-Watt HX Professional Series 80
Storage 1: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch
Case: Lancool PC-K7B - Mid tower - ATX/MicroATX
I'm a complete novice when it comes to hardware so I was hoping that you guys could vet this configuration before I throw down my hard earned cash. I am well aware that sandy-bridge is right around the corner but my current system is quite literally toast and I am not going to be able to wait that long to make a purchase unfortunately.
In any case your input is greatly appreciated and I thank you for your time!
(PS I have keyboard / mouse / speakers etc. already which is why they are not included)
I agree completely, definitely do not get the 12 GB of RAM unless you have a very specific need in mind for that amount of RAM. You will save a good amount of money going with 6 GB which is a more than adequate amount.
Ehh, if I was gonna dish out 2 grand id at least wait a month to month and a half till sandy bridge comes out. Id be a little ticked to spend that much money and have it outdated so fast. But if your need it right now id at least go for dual gpus just for the extra kick.
uhm.... I think a 750w would be underpowered for 2 gtx 470s the gf100 cads are extremely power hungry, and i think what malmental said that intel pairs better with nVidia is bull.... and no i am no ATI fanboy.... anyway for this kind of build i would look at two hd 6870s, ATIs crossfire scaling has improved dramatically 2x hd 6850s (remember the 6850 is meant to replace the 5750) is better than 2x hd 5870s (and no this is not a typo) now imagine what 2x 6870s can do, the 6870s are not power hungry nor do they run hot like the gf100 cards, but maybe could you wait a little bit into december as the ATI 69xx cards are coming out and you could bag yourself an hd 6970 or even two! and the rest of the gtx 5xx series is coming out so you could look at 2x gtx 570s (as they are not gf100 cards they will not run as hot and will draw less power) just my 2c
"Our test system is a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 based and overclocked to 3.75 GHz. Next to that we have energy saving functions disabled for this motherboard and processor (to ensure consistent benchmark results).
I'd say on average we are using roughly 50 to 100 Watts more than a standard PC due to higher CPU clock settings, water-cooling, additional cold cathode lights etc."
"Remember that these are peak / maximum wattages that we are showing. 2-way SLI was consuming a lot of power as well, roughly 550~575 Watts."
"Bear in mind that you are not looking at the power consumption of the graphics card, but the consumption of the entire PC. "
EXTREME oc needs a 1000W but if no overclock is done you can get by with an 800W
yes it can run on an 800 watt but its not a very good thing to do as it will be under load most of the time, think about it this way you could get that PSU but what if it dies and take your whole system with it, rather be safe and get a decent PSU for that $20-30 more
its about the brand and the wattage as a good brand of PSU (seasonic, corsair ,antec etc) with a high wattage, will not stress as much under load therefore it has a longer lifespan but there will always be some faulty PSUs