Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks from January 20, 2011
Budget Range: $1,600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg or TigerDirect
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Full Tower
Overclocking: Not likely
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 x2
Below are the parts I am looking at doing this build with. Any thoughts or suggestions? This will be my first full build although I have updated things in my current computer. Any feedback would be great!
Could you explain why you suggest the i5 2500? I would prefer to get one nice video card instead of 2 good ones.
Simple. The i7's utilize hyper threading, and other than MS Flight Simulator, I don't know of any games that take advantage of hyper threading. But if you want it, take a look at the 2600 and not the 2600k...for the fact the 2500k and 2600k are "unlocked cpu's" and the only benefits they provide is that they can be over clocked.
The gtx 580 is the king of the hill as far as vid cards go....sans the reason I put one gtx 580 in that post up above. Same with the mother board I posted.....it has one pci-e 16x slot and not two. Now if you planned on over clocking and running dual vid cards, I wouldn't have posted that hardware.