I am currently trying to put together a home built that suits the needs for online poker, light gaming and movies. Also because my old one is close to dropping dead.
My thought were fast HDD and an additional SSD.
A dual or triple monitor setup with ergonomic peripherals.
I havent done overclocking so far and would like to do try it out this time. Budget is probably around the $1600 mark. Also I live in Australia, so newegg doesnt really come into consideration for ordering unfortunately.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 $159
Motherboard AM3 AMD 870 $99
Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 $89
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $59
NZXT Phantom Case Red
Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply $69
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked $239
SSD: Only needed for Databanking
Kingston SSDNow V Series 32GB Sata2 SSD - A$96.00
2 or 3x ASUS VH222T 22in Widescreen LCD Monitor $149.00
Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 With Leave-in USB Receiver (910-001799) $99.00
All Up should be around $1580.
But if I missed anything or you know any better alternatives it would be so much appreciated!
Woah woah woah This guy is doing online poker and light gaming, not crysis.
Where are you getting these items anyway? I suggest such sites as http://pccsaegear.com Great site for parts. If you're doing such things as online poker i suggest this build, which will still kick ass in gaming, but for a much better price.
This will save you about 600$ And im an aussie too
EDIT: relised eyefinity set up, I would suggest a 6850, if you are planing on playing games. and possibly order two ram stick packs for 8gb.
HDMI single-link connector
Scanning frequency Horizontal scan range 24-94 KHz
Vertical scan range 48-85 Hz
Recommended resolution (H x V) 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maybe 2 24" could be enough for now and I will buy another one later.
I mean I dont think I would use 2 or 3 screens to game. For gaming like starcraft 2 or diablo 3 I would only use one screen but I dont game that much, the main purpose is online poker. Its just for multiple docs, ,tables browsers and progs open and to watch at the same time. Is this still eyefinity? Or would the 1-2-3 setup do the same thing?
For that the 5770 would be enough?
The mini displayports need to be connected with the proper cables? So for my current HP monitor i would need a miniport to hdmi cable?
For the 4x2gb ram, would 2x4gb make a difference? So I could safe some space?
A 5770 is slightly old now, it will game great, but the 6850 would be a good option also. yeah 2 24' would be great for poker, and doc's. A 5770 will play starcraft and diablo great, but if you plan on stretching it to more then one screen a 6850 is good. Anyway, AMD (the company that makes graphic cards) Will be releasing the 6770 sometime in the coming months, you could always wait if you want the 'better' verison. Personly i would go with either the 5770, or 6850 if you plan on gaming.
EDIT: Oh and on eyefinity, i know if you want 3, you need a mini-display port, if its two you only need two cables. On ram, it doesnt matter either way whether its two sticks of 4gb, or 2 sticks of 4gb.