Also looking at the ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard instead, which only costs
189.99 Makeing the total cost go down to $1419. Cost is an important factor too. I do not do any over clocking either. Please help me out with which mobo i should get! =)
Game resolution: 1920x1200 usually.
Is a better OS needed ? I plan on playing Counter-strike at the highest setting and wow at pretty good settings.
I Will also be using this PC a lot for college, computer science courses specifically. Mainly just programming. Thanks for any help!
Looks a fantastic rig
If you don't need 3-way SLI,then go with Sabertooth X58,it's a great board.
And the OS is fine,unless you need more security features(which you have to buy the professional or ultimate version)
If you only play those games,then GTX 570 is a waste.Cards like GTX 460/HD 6850 can handle WoW and Counter strike perfectly fine on that resolution.
Thanks for all help! I do want this rig to be able to handle some newer games coming out, will the ASUS Sabertooth/6850 be good enough ? For instance starcraft 2 at high settings, or battlefield bad company 2 at high settings? Thanks so much for the quick reply's!