This will be my 3rd build but really only my first serious one. My others were not researched thoroughly and were not the most successful but still functioned. Im really just looking for a mid to high range gaming rig to upgrade from an older 8800gt and core 2 duo e6750 rig. I mostly WoW and a little fps ( maybe Cod black ops, cs, bf2, or unreal 3).
I plan on maybe overclocking a little nothing extreme. I dont plan on getting sli or crossfire though in the future.
LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106276
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
total $1060 right now. Any suggestions? Want to know if I am making any mistakes or should swap something in and out. Or maybe if I can save some cash but not too worried as long as under 1100. I have already bought the i7 950 and HD.
Ok Thanks I think I will go with this video card in place of the gtx 470
XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150506
Do you think getting a 650w power supply instead of the 850w corsair will be a downside say if I want to upgrade to a newer video card in the future. or say grab another xfx 6870. Only reason why because that seems like a pretty good deal with that combo and maybe 850w is too much. Not sure how you scale power supplys
hd6870s are good as they scale so well in crossfire, 2 hd 6850s beat 2x hd 5870s in crossfire (no not a typo 2x hd 6850s) as crossfires scaling on the hd 6xxx series has improved dramatically and that seasonic PSU is awesome and will be able to crossfire 2x hd 6870s as the hd 6870 is not power hungry