I've been lurking in these forums for a little while now trying to educate myself as much as possible while contemplating my first build. Its long overdue and since my PSU is now failing I might as well just take the plunge. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm a wee bit nervous.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: $1300.. We'd all like to spend less, but if necessary I'll spend 13 or a lil more.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some CAD software, possible gaming, movies (blueray), surfin'
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is good
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: AMD
Crossfire: Yes, down the road
This is about as far as I've gotten.. but still nothing is set in stone. I welcome any and all advice!! Outside of these items I'm pretty darn clueless!
^ Some suggestions-
1. Mobo - I dont think you would need a FX board if you will not be overclocking very high and not going more than 2 graphic cards,...the x8x8 Crossfire provided by the 890GX boards are good enough for even HD 5870s,...
2. RAM - If CAD work is going to take up most of the time of that PC, then go for atleast 8GB of RAM,...
3. PSU - IMO 750W is not required, you could even do with a 650W PSU
4. GPU - Check out the newer HD 68xx GPUs they are very good and scale very well...
PSU - I would highly recommend this PSU
Seasonic X650 80+ Gold and is one of the best(I could say even better than the Corsair, actually Seasonic only manufactures most of the high-end Corsair PSUs)
20% off with promo code PSU126, ends 12/17 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...