Alright guys, its finally time for the new build! This will be my 3rd build. I built a computer in high school, then one in college, and now that i have a good job, its time to build the dream machine!
If anyone is interested ill be upgrading from (almost 5 years old now)
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
Abit Fatality Mobo
4Gb DDR2 Ram
creative audigy 8 sound card
Audigy A700 headphones (saving these for new build cause i LOVE them)
Logitech 7.1 Surround Sound System (saving these too)
Black DVD drive (saving this cause it works)
600Gb HD (keeping this for new build)
1680x1050 Asus 2ms monitor (keeping this for new build)
Just to keep in mind, i will be getting a 1980x1050 Asus 3d ready monitor for christmas as well but that will be a present. Also, i use Intel/Nvidia products not AMD/Radeon.
So here is the proposed new build. please give me feed back! (if you can save me money for products that are just as good with out sacrificing quality, that would be great as well)
I like the ease of use with the GTX580 being only one card. I have never run an SLI system before, I am pretty capable at learning so i dont neccessarly consider it a con, but i have heard about issues with stuttering in SLI, BUT i have always wanted an SLI build. Keep in mind i will be running my current monitor with the new monitor i will be getting for christmas. Also updating the GTX580 for SLI in the future is NOT an option, i wont be upgrading again until a year or 2 and i will want to upgrade to the keplar series.
Thanks again guys, this site over the years went from being a place to come for help but has evolved into a place i visit everyday to get my tech fix and learn new things!
The above two combos differ for the most part only in styling. Either one represents a designed match of Case and PSU. Jonnyguru says of the CP-850 that "It is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise." and gives it a 10.0 performance rating. Silentpcreview.com raves about th PSU performance and especially the PSU';s quietness and cool operation, a benefit derived to a large part from the case / PSU design combo.
that was recommended fit X2 nvidia GTX 560ti in SLI and my PCI Sound card? it looks like from the pictures that 2 video cards in sli would block the only available PCI slot.
I still cant decide between 1 gtx 580 and 2 gtx 560ti. I know the 2 gtx 560ti will offer better performance than 1 gtx 580 but am i going to have stuttering problems or any other issues in running sli?
I know two radeon 6950 will perform better but i want Nivida 3d vision not Radeons solution to 3d which doesnt work as well with the particular games i want to play.