i would like to build a new pc since my last build was on 2007.
my target is hardcore gaming like wow, crysis 2, COD and duture games.
i got 24 inch samsung full HD. creative sound system 7.1.
my question is divided into 2:
- is it enough to get the i7 2nd generation with six core or should i get the ectreme edition. the difference is 600$ which can bring something else.
- i am not sure which liquid cooling should i pick since my last system destructed. got to own thermaltake 745i.
my future system is :
evga motherboard last model for i7. 300$
evga gtx 590. 800$+
corsair memory ddr3 1600mhz 6gb. ( if you got better suggestion ur welcome ).
SSD 140-160gb ( not sure which model)
thermaltake 1200 watt + ( cause i am thinkin of 2x gtx 590 ) in future.
Sounds like you have a lot of money to burn.... Just be careful with the 2 GTX590s. Even a 1200 watt PSU will be screwed with 2 of those cards in there. That being said - you don't need 4 way SLI. One of those bad boys is plenty enough for how (in)efficient it really is. I also recommend a quad core - invest the saved money from PSU + CPU into a proper SSD.
What is ya budget ? I don't see the 1366 platform for gaming since SB hit the streets unless you also need to do stuff that likes the extra threads and triple channel memory. I'll take a shot at $2k and list several "options" from there:
True liquid cooling doesn't seem to have found a real home w/ SB since heat is not so much it's enemy as past processors were. You can get to 4.6 Ghz on a 2600 w/ just the Intel stock cooler. If ya stuck on water cooling, perhaps one of the "faux water coolers" will satisfy ya need. Th Antec Kuhler 620, base dupon this review, would appear to be the latest and greatest in this arena