Parts Preferences: my local store has a limited number of brands, so I have to choose from what's available at the moment
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: I'm not too sure about the RAM choice. Is there any difference between buying a 3x2gb kit and buying 3 separate 2gb sticks?
Also I want to wait until the GTX 570 released. Maybe wait for the HD 69xx too?
You should wait for early Jan for Intel new CPU's.
About the point regarding separate ram sticks, 3x2Gb kits comes in with same model of ram sticks with same latency and voltage required while buying 3 separate 2gb sticks can also work if u get the same model or at least same spec models but this might create stability problems if not taken care of.
I don't feel like waiting for Sandy Bridge because then I'll end up waiting for Bulldozer, then waiting for the 1366 replacement... i'll be waiting forever.
Besides, I have a P4 build right now so I need an upgrade rather urgently
Thanks a lot. This is my first build ever (I've only had a couple of pre-builts before) so I was unsure if my component choices were correct.
I think I can afford 2x GTX 470 but a dual GPU setup is something i've never tried and I thought it would be easier to stick to just one card... I've heard that Sli/Crossfire can be a bit troublesome?? Maybe I can buy a single card now (570/69xx/...) and add another one later if needed?