I'm thinking of buying a new gaming PC and following some Best Buy-guides, this what I came up with until now. If anyone has any remarks on this build, please let me know. Considering the SSD, should 60GB be well enough or would you recommend more? And as last question : anyone a good idea for a monitor?
Thanks in advance for reading!
Case : Antec Midi Tower Sonata IV ATX, 620W (zwart)
Motherboard : Asus P8H67-M EVO B3 iH67, SATA600 RAID, USB3.0
Video Card : Asus Videokaart PCI-e Radeon HD6970 DCII 2GB DVI/HDMI/2xDP
W7 will take around 20GB -- load all your 'heavy' stuff (programs) on your 1TB drive. Just keep an eye on your built up 'Restore Points' as they accumulate rapidly and take up massive HDD space.
If you wish to have a chance at a future upgrade to Ivy Bridge you should probably snag a Z68 chipset (hard to say which one -- all that is known is that it will be 'available on selected Cougar Point chipsets with a firmware and BIOS update')
Curious why you would spend big $ on a HD 6970 GPU and not get a P67 MB with a i5-2500K CPU?
My knowledge of PC Hardware is kinda lacking, but you mean that with that video card, I'd better get the 2500k which I can overclock? Is the motherboard I choose still a good option then or should that be changed as well?