Hey guys, I wanted to upgrade to an SSD for my system, but decided to just upgrade the whole damn thing I'm planning on buying all the components next week and wanted to see what everyone thinks...Staying around $900, definitely below $1000
System will be used for gaming, but not the newest releases, usually play games 6 months to 1 year after they're released, mainly concerned about older games running smoothly. My main issue is the SSD, all the bug reports make me nervous but I can't find an equal alternative
Is that $900 without a graphics card or HDD, since you're reusing the current 5770s & HDD?
That $140 case is eating up a HUGE chunk of your budget - especially for a part that doesn't help it game better. What's your thinking there?
yes the $900 is without graphics card or new HDD..as far as the case, I just can't stand the case I have now and wanted to get one that I won't get tired of. I'm almost satisfied with my single graphics card, and so I figure buying one more and putting them in crossfire will last me for awhile. Is there something that you think I should be getting instead of that particular case?
That's true, I'll probably end up getting it just to avoid any hassle/returns from a buggy OCZ SSD. Any thoughts on the rest of the build? I wasn't too confident with picking out the ram, so I'm not sure if that's the best bang for my buck
It comes with the wimpy stock Intel cooler. It doesn't quite match the quality and capability of your other parts. It's not an easy upgrade if you try and do it after the build - you'd need to take the motherboard out and clean the CPU, etc. CM Hyper 212+ $28
That ModXStream Pro 600W PSU and 2x HD 5770 aren't bad @ 1920x1080 and the price is certainly right.