This is gonna be my 1st Home Build so I just wanted to get some tips and feedback. I haven't bought a computer in almost a decade. I got an Old Dell 4550 running a P4 2.4GHz...maxes out at 1g of ram and a 9800 Pro. So I'm ready to do this and I think I'm going all out at least on the processing side. I'm trying to do a SB Build. This is what I got so far
I believe that is everything I need, I already have a 24in 1080p monitor, and keyboard, gaming mouse and speakers. I believe the total is around $1100, I just want to start with one GFX card at the moment, and I will upgrade to SLI or Crossfire in the future
Im open to everything, thanks for the your help and I hope I did this right
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I believe that 750 watts should be sufficient for two GTX 560 Ti s. To make doubly sure you can punch your system specifications into a PSU requirement such as this one: http://www.antec.outervision.com/. Good quality PSU also - Seasonic OEM!
I personally don't believe that Physx is that much of a big deal anyway ... so I'd be inclined to get a 6950 as it is a better for the price card than the 560 Ti IMO. There is also a (sneaky) way of running Physx on an AMD card but it cannot be guaranteed to work.
That motherboard is fine. I generally like to buy either ASUS, MSI, or GIGABYTE as they have the best support but ASROCK is a division of ASUS so all is good.
RAM ... I have that RAM -
You might wish to get a SSD. They can really speed up your system. Not that necessary if you are only gaming
Thanks for the all the recommendations and links to savings. I'm gonna go ahead and go with the Samsung HD, everyone here seems to really like that. I am gonna think about switching to a P67 or a cheaper Z68 Board....I just feel like I'm going to use Quick Sync a lot in the future, and I think its a feature worth paying extra for and keeping.
Thanks for the all Guides as well Z_4...I'm gonna read in to them now. I do want to get a SSD in the near future, but I believe I am gonna hold off on that till later.
IS the Antec Illusion a fine performing case?...or has anyone had major problems with it.