I would love to hear your insults, comments, compliments, and innuendo about my build.
Mostly going to be playing way to much WoW and doing some video encoding and burning for family movies.
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155
Zalman CNPS10X Performa
8gb of DDR3-1600 (I would eventually double this)
128gb c300 SSD
S3 Spinpoint or Western Digital Cavier Black 7200 1tb
gtx 460 1gb x2
HAF-X or 932
Blu Ray burner x10
Blu Ray combo drive
Unless your talking Australian dollars, there's no way that build should cost even close to $2,000 unless those parts were dipped in gold. And no need for two blu ray burners... And if you plan on doing a lot of video end coding you want the 2600k which supports hyper threading. Check out that link up above, fill it out the best you can and I'l post a build on here that will rock...yet efficiently
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 ($200)
Zalman CNPS10X Performa ($50)
8gb of DDR3-1600 (I would eventually double this) ($150)
128gb c300 SSD ($250)
S3 Spinpoint or Western Digital Cavier Black 7200 1tb ($75)
750-850 PSU ($100)
gtx 460 1gb x2 ($350)
HAF-X or 932 ($200)
Blu Ray burner x10 ($100)
Blu Ray combo drive ($50)
On top of that, I live in Washington, where our tax rate is over 9%, so you can stack that on top.
Skip the second optical drive and wait until the sell an 1155 board that allows overclocking.
I do a lot of different types of disc burning and duplication. 2 Drives is a life saver for a lazy guy.
I'm liking the 1 GPU idea, HOWEVER, I run 3 monitors at a time, and only play WoW on one of them.
Am I still not getting my money's worth out of the 2 GPU? Or does this change it?
There are 2 22" and 1 20".
Why me, why the slow RAM? Seems like dropping an extra $10 for DDR3-1600 would be wise, right?
Also, you appear to be missing my crown jewel, the SSD.
1333 is your most stable RAM, and SSD's are a personal thing. Also RAM timings mean zero when it comes to o/c these cpu's. Although I don't have a SSD myself...from the reviews and what I've read on this board, the OCZ and G.Skill SSD's seem to be the ones to get.
Still wondering about a single GPU with 3 monitors...
Lots of us on here have had 1600 RAM that wouldn't run at the rated speed, but it could be ran at 1333 and with tighter timings.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/ddr3-16... <--- These benchmarks differ a lot from a similar test done here @ Toms a while back...but it's something to go on. Just remember that the 1155's like low voltage RAM...so 1.5v would be ideal...whether it be 1600mhz or 1333mhz. The new G.Skill RAM that's out for this board run from 1.45v - 1.5v.