Approximate Purchase Date: Next Month or maybe X-mas
Budget Range: $1550 tops, cannot be over
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, homework
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon (live in California)
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Nothing in particular
Overclocking: Yes, probably to around 4GHZ (a noob to overclocking )
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Probably since 2 gtx 560 beats 1 gtx 580)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 for games. Watching movies on a 60in Sony 1080p TV.
Additional Comments: Like the rig to cool somewhat eye-catching. Not to much bing please. Like a SSD to be in there
Hey guys, I'm building a rig that should be around $1500, but for the parts I chosen, it was about $1750 So I like to see if you guys can give me some suggestions on what I can skimp on so it can drop to around $1500. Thanks
He has a case that has a side panel, and prolly going to go lighting inside his case, and if he is going to go red it will just look off. Same reason why I am going to be going with a black gigabyte board. I dont care for a blue colored board it will mess with color scheme. With i side panel. Everyone who look inside will see it
I know it's stupid of my to say that, but really for me, the board looks like the cheap ones manufacters put in retail computers. And yes, I do like to look at my rig sometimes, -_-, but the board seems so.....cheap.
By anyways, can anyone give me some advice for my original question?
are you definately going for nvidia or are you open to both options?
You could always go with a single 560 or 570 and get a second down the track when you have a little more cash.
I don't care about the companies, just it seems that nvidia is more popular. I don't want to get another card. I'll be building another rig in a few years. That's why I want to load up with the cards right now.
i have tried antec 1200 V3 and it is a really awesome case.and of course Darkfleets
are good cases.better than 1200 i guess!!!!@@@@!!.i am havung a thermaltake armour+ full tower.it is a pretty good case IMO.
for psu... you can downgrade it to something cheaper... maybe not as good or as popular choice as the corsair... but it definitely good for your need... you can't find it anywhere else with that price after MIR...
for sli i'm not too sure about it... there is pros and cons when going for sli... for instance... two gtx 560ti really does beat one gtx 580... but with a few problems... sli relies heavily on driver profile update... without that... using two cards will perform no better than one... also... the issue of micro-stuttering will bothering your gameplay as well... i think hd 6950 2gb is a good card at 1080p resolution... ecspecially this model... there is a chance that this model is unlockable to hd 6970... while being cheaper...