Budget Range: 11.000 dkk (2.100 US dollars, but electronics are more expensive in Denmark, so it can't be directly compared). In case you need something to refer the Danish prices to, 1 US $ = 5.2 dkk
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor (Samsung 24" SyncMaster BX2450 running 1920x1080), power supply (Corsair CMPSU-620HXEU, 620Watt), case (Antec Performance One P182, Midi case), optical and regular large harddrives.
Overclocking: I've read in a guide here that it's almost stupid not to OC nowadays, so I've been planning on getting some "free" extra performance by OC.
SLI or Crossfire: Not initially, but I would prefer to have the option to be able to make a somewhat cheap upgrade in case it's needed in a few years.
Monitor Resolution: Only 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I live in Denmark, and I realize it's difficult for you to use the Danish hardware sites for prices. It would still be great to get some critique on the parts I've listed though, and perhaps alternate suggestions in the same pricerange (or cheaper).
Here is a prelim build I have:
MSI N580GTX LIGHTNING http://www.shg.dk/Grafikkort/MSI-N580GTX-LIGHTNING-2253...
I am looking for the best GPU for running games at 1920x1080, nothing higher. However, I'm intending to make my computer futureproof for at least 3 years, also at decent resolutions.
I've read some good reviews of this specific GPU, and it's not that much more expensive than the cheapest regular 580 at the vendor (being 3400 dkk for a Gainward 580 gtx)
I realize my current PSU wont be able to pull SLI, but I guess it should be sufficient for the pre-SLI build, right?
ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 Sandy Bridge http://www.shg.dk/Bundkort/ASUS-P8P67-EVO-B3-Sandy-Brid...
I don't have much knowledge about motherboards, but what I'm looking for is the option to use SLI at a later point, as well as good stability, OC ability and sata-600 for the SSD.
To be honest, I don't really have a clue here. I called the electronics store, and he told me that unless I was going to do some pretty advanced and risky OC'ing and I really knew what I was doing, 2x4 kingston value ram running 1333 mhz was the way to go.
Would it be stupid to go for anything else, since I'm new to OC'ing? And if so, what can you suggest? If it's worth spending some extra money here I'm more than willing to do so.
OCZ Vertex 3 SSD - 120 GB http://www.shg.dk/Harddisk/OCZ-Vertex-3-SSD-120-GB-2253...
One of the main reasons I'm getting a new motherboard and CPU is to be able to get a fast SSD (The fast loading times and silence from it seems very attractive. In case this choice is questioned, I currently have a Q6600 processor)
A silent computer is prefered for me (my girlfriend hates the noiselevel of my current computer). Better OC capability is ofcourse also prefered, and this cooler seems to do a good job while still being quite affordable.
As stated above, the subject I'm mostly puzzled about is the RAM. While I was writing this post, I also started to wonder if it would be worth spending so much cash on new ram, motherboard and CPU. I'm currently using an intel quadcore Q6600 processor on a Gigabyte P31 motherboard with sata-300 and Kingston HyperX paired 1066 mhz 2x2gb ram.
I really hope someone would take the time and effort to comment and help on the above stated issues. I'm really looking forward to getting the new rig, and a green light from this forum is pretty much all I need to go and make the purchase.
I'm sorry if the Danish prices and the English language seems confusing.
I made a similair post on another forum, and a guy there suggested me to buy a new cooler to my current CPU, OC it to 3.5+ ghz (it's a G0 revision, which, according to him, should be better to OC), a new motherboard with a P45 chip, a single GTX560TI and still go for the Vertex 3.
That way, he claims, I should be able to still run all the new games on quite decent levels of detail for a year or two more on my current system, while still being able to use the Vertex 3 and the GPU for a future upgrade.
The pricetag on such an upgrade is less than half the price of the full upgrade. I realize that it wont be AS fast as the system I built above, but i guess it would be a better solution for my requirements?