I've been setting up this build of mine, but I need to know whether I've created bottlenecks or incompatibility somewhere, and I'd love to hear any advice you guys might have on alternative parts. Unfortunately, prices on newegg don't nescessarily mirror the prices in Denmark, hence exact prices on parts can't really be compared unless you check a Danish site, so it's gotta be in general terms (i.e. "the 6870 is about the same price as the 5850" - they are in DK, anyways).
I especially need help with choosing RAM and a monitor. So here I go:
Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1st halft of January.
Budget Range: Around 1500$, but that doesn't nescessarily get you the same in Denmark as it does in the US.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Will be used for gaming, watching films, a little bit of encoding.
Parts Not Required: Do not need keyboard, mouse, speakers or an OS.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A.
Country of Origin: Denmark
Parts Preferences: I would prefer an LED screen for the low energy consumption, and a silent case is very important.
Overclocking: Maybe some time in the future.
SLI or Crossfire: Quite possibly later on. Hence the big PSU.
Monitor Resolution: I like high resolutions, but I haven't had a desktop for years, so I don't really know.
Additional Comments: Quiet case, preferably without any bling at all.
Find a MOBO based on 870/880/890 AMD chipset. OCZ RAM is fine. 750w PSU is enough for it even with 2x6870's, see if u can find Corsair 750w PSU.
MOBO: What about the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO USB3 890GX AM3 ATX? (Roughly 23$ more, but has Sata6 and USB3)
RAM: And the relatively low clock on that RAM won't be an issue (10666), and 4 GB will be enough?
PSU: I can get a COOLER MASTER GX ATX12V 2.3 750W for 102$
or I can get a CORSAIR TX 750W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V for 143$
the XFX I first listed is around 139 $
If you can post some websites dat would help us find better components in same budget.
I'll happily post the website from which I will most likely be purchasing, but it is in Danish. www.dustinhome.dk
Feel free to link to newegg or whatever, just know that rebates aren't applicable, and prices might differ from here.
Get the Corsair 750w, its better and i donno how but its listed cheaper then XFX, anyways XFX Black edition PSU are known well but have no idea about the core edition. Rather be safe and get Corsair as i am using the same and its well known quality PSU.