- Case: Antec 1200 V3 Case with White LED case fans.
- Power Supply: OCZ ZX 850 Gold Rated PSU
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz Sandybridge overclocked to 4.60GHz
- Motherboard: Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
- Cooler: Corsair H70 CPU Cooler
- RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Dual Channel Kit
- Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 60GB and Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 6GB/s SATA-II 32MB Cache
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
- Sound: Realtek 7.1 Channel Sound (On-Board)
- Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP 12x BD-ROM / 16x DVD Writer Drive - Black
First thing, since price isnt REALLY an issue, however if i can save some money by downgrading certain components to upgrade others that will be great! Bare in mind am planning to keep this for 2/3 years without upgrading! It is going to be my gaming and all round PC.
Shall i keep the i7 2600K or down grade to a i2500??
Shall i keep the 580, or go for the 6690 or a 590?? remember price isnt really an issue! I believe the new version of the 590 are more stable no?
IMO, go for the 2500K and a pair of 6950s, with a pair of 6970/580 and a 2600K, you get ~20% performance increase but with a noticeably flatter wallet. You would even minimize the 20% with an healthy OC on both. A pair of 1Ghz 6950s and a 4.5Ghz should be very close to a equally maxed out 2600K/580 setup. Besides, when the 20% starts to make a difference, the more powerful solution is probably outdated also.
Save the money and update a little more often, so you can have some flexibility. You can have more fun with tweaking also.
I was planning for a single graphics card atm with a second one as an option later on. 6950 still ok on its own for now?