Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2-3 weeks
Budget Range: 2.5k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Photo Shop, Video editing
Parts Not Required: Monitor/OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Currently using Newegg, if somewhere else will have a better deal I will gladly use there
Country of Origin: Canada
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Here is what I have so far let me know:
Hey all I just sold my old desktop and I am looking to upgrade. Here is what I have so far comments etc. appreciated. I have compiled this after reading a few sites and looking at Thergood's build, I plan to do the same as him with the computer looking at making the purchase in the next month or so. I have about a 2.5k budget this current build is right on that mark, but if trimming can be done I will gladly do that.
I would prefer you to go nvidia, and a single GTX590 is roughly the same price, and i think you could probably upgrade to the second in the future. Performance from CFX of those 2 and a single GTX590 will be basically the same for most games.
With all this money we saved, get a Crucial M4 SSD. They are rated #1 on the market, and are synchronous. This means, unlike asynchronous drives that lose speed at 50% capacity, this will run at 100% rated efficiency until 80% capacity is used up.
This being said, you are looking at spending appr. $180 more, but i think this will run a much smoother system and give you much better upgrade options in the future (another GTX590? ehh?)