So how does it look. I'm planing on adding a second 580 when I can afford it. will I need to overclock my cpu so it doesn't create a bottleneck? If so what kind of cooling should I get. Anything else I should change?
Also one thing I'm not sure about is the mobo, I want one where I can hook up all the front ports that the case has, 4 USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, and front panel audio. will the rampage III formula be able to do this?
Approximate Purchase Date: by the end of December
Budget Range: up to $2,000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the Internet, watching movies
Parts Not Required: no cd/dvd needed. Will I need to buy any additional cords. For hooking up my hdd to motherboard ect. that does not come with whats in my mywishlist
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: any
Parts Preferences: Intel,Nvidia
Overclocking: Maybe, if needed
SLI or Crossfire: SLI
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 Witch ones better for 3d and full HD
Additional Comments: I would like to have a quiet PC, that can run new upcoming games for years to come. I will play games mostly like Call of Duty, Starcraft, maybe WOW, any other good games, FPS
As Somebody_007 said, the RAM is not what you need for a system like that; first according to a test Tom's performed last month you want at least 6-8 GB for 'higher end' systems, and second the i7-9xx series of chips utilize triple channel of which the smallest you would want would be 3 sticks of 2 GB each, or 6 GB.
While intel isn't replacing 1366 till q3 next year, the initial sandy bridge CPU's do include performance ones.
Gaming wise, there is no need for a workstation level CPU as there won't be any performance difference from the extra cores/threads.
Also, by end of December 69xx GPU's are supposed to be out. I'd wait till they arrive and see how they are before making a GPU decision. Also, either way a GTX 580 is NOT worth the money. Price/performance ratio sucks. You can SLI GTX 470/5870's for less money and have much better performance.
Thanks for the replys. I've made some adjustments based on what you guys sugested. hearing how close sandy bridge is I think I will wait. As for the 3D I think I'll hold off on the kit, but kep the 120hz moniter. Is the 120hz worth the price over the 60hz for the frames per second, and the ability to do 3d?