System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HTPC, Server
Parts Not Required: Need everything but a monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:usually newegg don't care
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p 40" LCD Television
Additional Comments: Looking for the best performing computer I can afford, Do not want to be much over $2000 but price is not my main concern. I want quality parts and the best for the money without wasting money. I think paying twice as much for sli/crossfire and not getting 2x performance is a waste. I would appreciate if anyone would care to review my build and let me know if there are better parts at similar price points or even a higher one. I like the air cooling in the raven case and the 90 degree mobo so I am pretty convinced on that unless anyone has a good reason not to be. Crucial seems to be best ssd....I am up in the air about 2600k vs 2500 is hyperthreading really worth much or will it become better as more programs go multi-threaded? The Noctua seems to be the best air cooler but are there better? Is the corsair memory the best for this board. I also wanted a backlit mechanical keyboard (I know they are loud but you cant beat the feel) and the razer seemed like the best for the money. I researched this a lot and just want to bounce this off some of you before I pull the trigger any comments are appreciated.
SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Matte black reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811163173
If your not using any proggy's that take use of hyper threading now chances are you won't two years down the road imo. And then that chip will maybe cost half of what it cost now seeing how they are always coming out with bigger and better (technology).
I totally understand where your coming from about two vid cards costing twice as much, but not getting twice the performance. But price wise in this case it's a bit different. Two 560's will beat one 580. Two of those cards = $500. Might as well buy two now and get it over with.
A 750w psu is more than enough to power two of those cards and allow you plenty of juice left for o/c, extra h/d's, fans, etc... but this 850w down below is a bargain. I don't know how much longer though it's going to be on sale.