-Purchasing between now and end of april.
-Keeping it under $900
-Don't care what website sells it to me.
-3D Rendering & gaming are the main focus. I need to be able to run a compiler & debug 3D applications with as much graphical detail as I can.
-Toggle between 1600x900 & a 47'' HDTV.
-I may overclock in extreme multitasking situations.
I already have a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, keyboard, mouse, monitors, Blue ray drive, wireless card, I only need the parts listed. Links to technical specs are embedded.
MY MAIN QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ARE IN RED
This is my first build. I'd appreciate any comments or incompatibility warnings.
This computers main purpose will be to compile code, run small test servers, and high graphics gaming.
Would you suggest additional cooling? I was thinking Corsair Hydro Series H50.
I heard the x6 runs extremely well (up to 4.2) on the stock cooler. And it appears the Nine Hundred Two case has great cooling (2 front 12cm intake, 1 rear 12cm exhaust, 1 top 20cm exhaust)
The i5 beats the 1100T in most categories, and the few that it doesn't they are close. I was all set on a build based on the 1090T when someone said to me "If I was going to spend almost $400 for a CPU/Motherboard I would look into a Sandy Bridge build." Think about it.