System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, BF2, Mass Effect 2, future gaming)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Tigerdirect.com + Fry's Electronics
Country of Origin: United States (California)
Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Preferably Nvidia for the GPU.
SLI or Crossfire: SLI in 1-2 Years definately.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want to be able to have a Mid-High level gaming PC that has room to upgrade in about 3-4 years. Appologize if you see some of the same parts from recently posted builds, i sorta chose what i liked from certain ones.
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
Fry's Electronics: $219.99
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
Fry's Electronics: $189.99
RAM: 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3-1600. (was thinking about the G.skill Ripjaw but they don't sell it at fry's so im willing to order it online. i was also thinking about the Corsair Vengeance. Any other suggestions here? would like lowest timing possible and price isn't too much of a factor here. I would like to keep two slots open for an additional 8gb in the future.
In-store or online: ~$90-$150 justifiable bang for its buck
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Fry's Electronics: $339.99 ($299.99 after rebate)
-I know i should wait another month for the GTX 590 but im already having gaming withdrawals ever since my last rig died 24 hours ago.
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com () $139.99
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com ( )$164.99
-Do to you think 850w will be enough to run two GTX 570s in SLI in the future?
CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Fry's Electronics: $89.99
HARD DRIVE(s): Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- I can do without the SSD, but i'd like to have quicker access times and startups.
HEAT SINK: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Total (before rebates + taxes + shipping): $1,432.92 (assuming im spending $150 on ram)
I want to thank you all ahead of time for taking the time to view, comment this. I'm willing to trim the fat but would like this system have plenty of room to upgrade in a few years. Any input/additional info would be greatly appreciated! Let my know if i missed anything here including compatibility issues. thx!
MoBo - Asus Sabertooth is great board which I can only echo from 2nd hand experience at this point however. I have not as yet had the pleasure since most of peeps I have built for have opted for the P8P67Pro or WS Revolution. I say, spend the $40 for the x16 x16 GFX lanes via that NF200 chip. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-gaming-3-way-sl...
RAM - Ya said budget was $150, so buy the best CAS kit available.
OK so I better start saving ya money cause at this point, I hit ya for $85
The Corsair TX is not the PSU for twin GFX and over clocking.....you'll want a bit more precise voltage control that comes with the HX. The HX is $145 tho and the XFX Black Edition 750 is every bit as fine a PSU as the HX (see jonnyguru.com reviews) and it saves you $35 ....OK so Im back to spending only $50 more of ya money
Cooler - Invest an extra $10 in teh Scythe Mugen 2 .... beats the 212 by 7C per BMR's tests .... $58 over
GPU - The 570 is not quite as hardy an overclocker as the 560 is.....fps totals from Guru3D. The reference 570 (see bolded line in table) gets 524 fps w/ a single card versus 873 in SLI at a cost of 64 cents a frame as single card and 77 cents per frame in SLI.
$1,457 as above ..... $1552 w/ WS Revolution instead
I have them OC'd to 4.4 - 4.5 (2500k) to 4.6 - 4.8 Ghz (2600k) ....can go higher but I don't wanna get blamed for toasting someone's box whom I have no control over once it leaves my work bench (aka dining room table)