I am looking to buy a new computer and I still have some questions about what components I should choose.
Approximate Purchase Date: Spring or Summer 2011 Budget Range: 700-900$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMORPG Gaming, RTS Gaming, some shooters... pew pew Country of Origin: Canada Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.ca, newegg.ca, pccyber.ca, ibuypower.ca Parts Preferences: I am looking for a middle range market computer. I dont want to buy the lastest components but I want something that will last for at least 2 years. It's my first build and I'll would like to have your opinion on my build and maybe suggest another one.
Here's what I found for now :
Harddrive: meuuh.. I have a 500gb 7200rpm WD. Overclocking: Why not ? SLI or Crossfire: I would tend to say no Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 (I'm playing on a 32" TV and sometimes on my 60'') Additional Comments: ...
Can get a smaller PSU just stick with Antec, Cosair or Seasonic, the one above should allow you to crossfire later if u wanted to. 4GB of ram should be plenty can go with 8 for a bit more if you wanted.
Well I don't know if it will quite double your performance but it will allow you to buy another 6870 for prolly cheaper than what u pay for today and should perform better than most single cards down the road. Some benchmarks to show what I mean:
Edit: Yes you can overclock the i5-2500k. Up to you if u want to or not. Try it at stock then read up on overclocking and try it later down the road if you want. Can drop down to a cheaper i5-2400 and cheaper mobo if u don't want to overclock. You still can crossfire with that MSI board btw