Been lurking here for awhile, but finally decided to join, just in time before I order a new build.
Approximate Purchase Date: Friday, 7/8/11 Budget Range: $1,400-1,600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2, Rift, BF3), Photo editing, surfing the net, watching videos Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Country of Origin: United States Parts Preferences: Intel processor, NVIDIA cards, Asus/Asrock MB Overclocking: Maybe, but nothing extreme SLI or Crossfire: In the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I've been looking at building a new gaming computer since March or so, but I'm now in more of a hurry-up mode, as my desktop has been struck by lightning twice in the last month (once through the power, now through the cable). Lots of bad luck I guess. First time required a new power supply (which worked until the second strike), second time hit the cable modem, router...and motherboard/processor (poor Asus P5b Deluxe and Core 2 Duo E6600). I'll probably work on building that computer back up eventually as a backup, but for now I'm going with a new build.
I'm looking for a build that will last me a while with upgrades (this last one went 4+ years before I started considering a new one). I'll probably SLI the gtx 570 one day when it's cheap and I'm ready to upgrade.
As far as the lightning...I bought a UPS system to go along with my surge protector that has coaxial hookups. And I'll probably just unplug everything for awhile when I'm not at home just due to paranoia (paranoia which is well justified I believe).
Well, first: This rig is compatible and looks like a pretty darn good future proof gaming system. Second: This computer you're building probably WON'T last 4 years due to moores law. and since it's double every 18 months, it's exponential, so this would probably last you 3 years but everything looks good
Yeah, I keep going over the build again and again...and never change anything. So I think it's a solid build overall. And 4 years is probably pushing it, but we'll see. Should just start saving now for the next build. Ha ha. Thanks for looking it over!