Hi, I'm building my first PC by myself and wanted some feedback on my selections. Any help would be much appreciated as my level of tech experience, although higher than people I know, is relatively low.
Approximate Purchase Date: 12/8/10-12/12/10
Budget Range: <1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, University Activities: Homework, etc, Movies, Internet, others
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Hard Drive
Preferred Website: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Radeon gfx, full tower case
Overclocking: I don't know how, but yes?
Monitor Resolution: Dual Monitors 1440x 900 and 1024x 768
Additional Comments: I'd like it to be cost efficient, powerful, and relatively quiet. A Gamer's Dream.
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 79.99 ($20 Rebate) 10% off with Coupon Code OCZDEC12 (Free Ship) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The case seems very pricey to me and I'm not sure on the motherboard's quality. I want to make sure everything would work together and that I have enough wattage though one calculator said I did. Did I forget anything important? Let me know what you think, thanks.
Some suggestions -
Mobo - The one you have chosen wont do proper x8x8 Crossfire(x16x4 so the 2nd card would run crippled at x4 speeds)
X4 955 + Gigabyte 890GX http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Overclocking with the AMD Overdrive would be easy, but just make sure you understand what you are doing...