Ok, so i need a new computer and figured why not build it myself. I never built one before and the local computer shop said they would help and supervise me put it together. Main needs for computer are gaming, video editing, email, web surfing. Dont want computer to be too outdated and last for years.
From what i gathered these are great parts but dont want to go overboard on spending if need be.
Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
GPU x2: XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
PowerSupp: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Ram x2: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX
XFX CrossFire Bridge Model MA-AP01-CF1K
Have no clue what i need for cooling. Thanks guys for the help much appreciated.
I already have XP pro 64bit and Win 7 Pro 64bit for operating system. I dont plan to overclock unless i get decent cooling gear. Planning to run 2-24" LG Monitors. Have no clue to get Radeon 6 series or Geforce 5 series.
That's $1,275 which yes, is $160 more than your build but it will be much, much faster .... better case, better PSU, better MoBo / CPU combo, GFX gets 862 fps to 6850's 634 in Guru3D's gaming test suite (36% faster). The 900 MHz GFX cards can be easily overclocked to 1000MHz