Hey, everyone. I've put together a list of parts and I'd really like someone to confirm my build. I've selected these parts after much discussion on the TH forums, so I think everything should be compatible and meet my goals, but just in case, I'd like to get a final verdict from anyone who's got the time to look it over. Here we go...
*Play current/new games at max settings (with decent AA/AF) at 1920x1080 (I want to get on the Crysis 2/BF:BC 3 train with everybody else )
*Maintain steady high framerates without dipping below 40 fps
*Boot and load games/files/applications with a minimal amount of waiting
*Have components that will facilitate new upgrades (such as a mobo with room for more GPUs and a PSU that can handle said GPUs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$40.00 Combo Price: $609.98
Rosewill THOR Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case support XL-ATX, Four Fans-1x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1x Top 230mm Fan, ...
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Oh wow, these combo deals knock like $200 off my final purchase Thank you for that! I like the case/GPU combo because it costs the same as the other option, but it bumps me up to the next quality level, and that THOR case is awesome.
I'll check out the Win7 list as well. I don't need many features, I just want the one that has the least amount of Windows background garbage (you know, all those useless programs that seem to be chugging away all the the time). At any rate, I'll take a look at the charts
EDIT: Looks like 7 Ultimate is the best way to go. Apparently the other versions cap performance. What's up with that? Oh well, it costs a little more, but it lets your PC be as powerful as it can. Thanks for that link, dsM22.