Starting a new build and I am a first timer at this. I really like what I've gotten put together and hope everything is complete as far as essentials are concerned. Have been utilizing this forum, NewEgg, and other sites for valid information to assist me in this endeavor. I really like all the kind and knowledgeable support I'd seen on these forums with other members putting together new builds and wanted to post here to make sure I am on the right track with my selected components. I am certainly open to any and all suggestions or better websites that may offer better prices, though it seems most go with newegg. Would really like to remain under 2000 USD, however, if there is a component that would drastically improve the quality of my build that may push me above that amount I am certainly open to the suggestion.
So here as follows:
Approximate Purchase Date: 4-6 months
Budget Range: 1500-2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, movies and music, photoshop...
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Neweggo.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: AMD Phenom x4 955 B.E., Asus Crosshair IV formula, 24" monitor
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A good balance of performance and style would be nice
This is what I have so far in my wishlist at Newegg:
I will also be running Windows X64 and would love to grab an excellent Keyborad/Mouse combination I to this point have not researched these components though. Also, I would like to get a nice sound card/surround system for my new PC.
Thanks to everyone who bothers to open and offer their advice!
The most expensive board and the cheapest memory? You are building a racing machine and you say "maybe" on the overclocking? Two HD 6850's is not high end, but will play any game really well.
Scale back on the air conditioner, and replace it with a cheaper model that will still get you an everyday overclock. How about a Cooler Master Hyper 212+? Then, buy a reasonable motherboard for half the price - pick one between $125 and $150 that still has crossfire capability and 6Gbs SATA/USB3 - look for a rebate or combo that gets those features.
Put the difference into your monitors - yes I meant plural. How about instead of one 24 inch monster, get three 21 to 22 inch? WOW - it will blow your firends away!!!
Everything looks solid to me. Should all work together, however both your PSU and SSD link both don't work but aside from that looks like a good high end AMD build. I am not sure I personally would want to spend so much on the motherboard (dont get me wrong, its an excellent board but its fairly pricy IMO). Also your DVD drive is fairly pricy, Im pretty sure you can pick one up at around $20. Also agree with most of the comments from eloric. Really up to you how much you want to OC but ya the Noctua NH-D14 is pretty pricy.
Thanks a lot guys for all of your help and I am taking all suggestions under consideration and will probably make a couple of changes.
As for the coming components do any of you have any suppositions on the cost of the new SSD's, Sandybridge/Bulldozer? Whereas I've stated that boosting cost isn't much of an issue I don't want to get to far north of 2000 USD.
In reference to Sandybridge/Bulldozer, I haven't done my homework on these components admittedly and should do so, which of the two would you suggest and what exactly are they going to be bringing us that isn't possible on current techonology??
Thanks again everyone for your top notch expertise and guidance!
If you're not building this for 4-6 months then come back in 4-6 months.
You'll have next gen SSD's on 22nm Flash, Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer and 69XX GPU's all out within that time period.
there's not even a point in having this thread so far away, lets go over what would be changed.
1. CPU will definitely be changed.
2.^ that therefore means mobo will be changed.
3. New GPU's will be out, means GPU will be changed.
4. New SSD's will be out so that'll be changed.
5. Idk what kind of RAM will be used with the new mobo so that will be changed + new series of RAM will most likely have been released.
6. New HD's.
Cases, PSUs, Monitors stick around longer than the other parts so the one you pick now MIGHT be the same one you'd get in 6 months, but the PSU might not be because it depends on the draw of #3 ^.