SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: adobe cs3, gaming, everything else.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, burners, router, printer
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
OVERCLOCKING: not with this cpu
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not with this board
MONITOR RESOLUTION: see comments
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have been using a 32" Sony Bravia for 2 years now. I will be getting a 50" soon so I would be interested in the pros and cons of using a tv for my monitor. I spend most of my time at the pc so eyestrain is a consideration. I am also curious as to any bottlenecks noticed.
I actually had it like that in the beginning but I changed the HD because I didn't think the difference would be evident and I dropped a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s because it was bare. The rig I'm replacing is IDE and when I looked at the SATA cables I realized I didn't know which one I needed since I have never even seen an SATA setup. Sorry if it should be obvious but my brain is scrambled. I have changed the CPU back to the 1090 and removed the thermal compound since I'm not OC'ing. Info on SATA cables would be appreciated now. Thanks y'all.
Sata cables are the small usually red cables that connect to your optical drive and hd. If I just answered what you obviously knew then I apologize, just wanted to get that out of the way.
Sata cables btw only cost around 3-6$ per cable and can be picked up at newegg or any local retailer. They are easy to connect. The board you have chosen will be just fine, it also has sata connectivity if your worried about that. I honestly would switch back to the spinpoint it is a far better drive then those hitachies.
I agree with the other choices given here. Except maybe jumping up to the 1090T I mean if you are gonna spend the extra money on that you could spend the extra 40$ as well and get nvidias new gtx 560ti which is an amazing graphics card that will play any thing you throw at it on decent settings.
LOL!!! Yeah I thought they were small simple red cables with black ends but then I went to look for one for the spinpoint. There were more kinds than I thought. I probably gave up looking through that too soon but my brain crashed into my skull so I just switched to the Hitachi. That's a good point about the vid and cpu choices. I'll look into it.
Mobo pic does show a small black (not red) cable I did not recognize. It has been some years since I tried a new build. I'll admit technology has gotten passed me. I don't even remember if the IDE cables came with my board or my HD last time I built.
That will be a great build and last you a while I think. I mean I can always recomend the intel option of the i5-2500k sandbridge which is an amazing processor (faster then the i7 extreme edition at some things) but the build you have is still quality.
I dont really know much about palit gpu's but it looks like its reviewed well.
Only other gripe is the case and psu still. I am not sure you need 700w+ but thats just my opinion. Also the case. Peripherals are always personal choice, but there are cheaper better options available.
Well it's gonna have a couple burners and a second monitor at least and I'm a serious multi-tasker. The last thing I want to do is come up short on power. As far as the case goes, horizontal will be better looking in the entertainment center. Thank you all for your thoughts and advice. It has been a great help and I do appreciate it.