I don’t upgrade my system very often so I want to make sure it is going to last for several years. (I’m almost ashamed to say I’m still rocking my 2.4 Core Duo and my GeForce 7950Gx2) This is really my ending budget before rebates and in a few cases finding better deals elsewhere, but have bought most everything from Newegg in the past.
I would be looking at getting a 2nd video card within a year, so I need to make sure this setup would easily allow for that to happen as well. I thought about the XFX 6950 2 GB as well…but I def want to run with the big boys with SLI/Crossfire soon.
I’m your typical gamer/movie watching/surfing (and sometimes collage paper writing student) I want to play all the great titles that are out currently. My brother has the Asus 27” listed above and while I am a little skeptical about the larger pixels, the 1080p movies and other things I do would look amazing.
The power supply is one of the big questions, should I save the $40 bucks? I liked the idea of fully modular, but to my knowledge the only cables that would be fixed I would be using anyway from the 850HX.
So any help/advice would be great, I have been working on this build since before the recall! I’m a little OCD so I care about appearances and like things to match when possible…But I have been reading THW for a while and have been very impressed with the level of knowledge and respect here!
I don't think a GTX570/580 will even fit in Antec 300, but that's another discussion.
If you plan SLI, you definitely need the 850w.
I've had modular and non modular psu's, your still going to have the same amount of wires because you just tuck away the ones your not using on the non modular. Modular isnt really as great as you think it is.