Suggestions/changes? Any other items I'll need to complete this build?
I used all newegg links because that was easiest, and in my limited search the prices were equal/cheaper than other sites. I'm open to other reputable websites if the price is right. Upgradability is important - I've had my current computer for nearly 8 years...
You dont need thermal paste as the cm 212 comes with a mini tube of plenty of the stuff. Do you reall need W7 pro? The 40 you save could be used to get a better gpu like the gtx 570. Go with the seagte dirve its cheaper and has SATA 6gbps
Do you reall need W7 pro? The 40 you save could be used to get a better gpu like the gtx 570.
Need? No, but I would like some of the additional features, i.e. XP Mode, Remote Desktop, & Domain Join. They wouldn't be used much, however, so if it's a good enough bang for the buck upgrade, I'm completely open to dropping down to Home Premium and upgrading something else...
Are you planning on eventually going dual/triple monitor? If no, get the 1gb version of the 6950.
I am not planning on going with any sort of multi-monitor setup, I chose the 2gb purely for future proofing. I realize no current games utilize more than 1gb of vram, but they may in the future, right? When 1 6950 starts to struggle at max settings, I'll be looking at crossfiring with another, and that setup will stay until it absolutely has to be replaced... Am I crazy for having that thought process?
If I'm planning on running them until they just can't cut it anymore, would you still drop down to the 1gb card? I guess it's one of those "I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and wish I did" situations. The question is, is it worth the $38 difference? I'll have to think about that one for a while.
for harddrive and memory deals, I would suggest "http://slickdeals.net/". They don't actually sell products, but rather is a site where people share deals they find elsewhere (such as newegg, amazon, best buy, and others). I often see links to HDDs, Memory, and GPUs at good deals on this site. =)
I have a very similar build that i was just about to buy the parts from newegg i was just wondering on two things is the twin better than the His iceq 6950 and if i wasnt going to crossfire is Antec high current 620 w good enough for the gpu