I'm building a new system, and would like some advice on the parts that I've selected. My current motherboard just bit the dust, so I'm in a bit of a rush to get this ordered and shipped, but I also want to make sure I'm getting the right parts. I want this gaming rig to last a good 5 years, just like the system that I'm replacing.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week if possible
Budget Range: $1000 - 1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Graphics Card
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I'm sold on Intel as my chip of choice. For Motherboards, I prefer ASUS, and Gigabyte, but I'm open to other brands.
SLI or Crossfire: Would like to build the system to SLI at a future date.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: The only bad thing about my old system was the white noise. I want the case fans and PSU to be as quiet as possible.
- I was originally going to use one of the 6-Core i7 processors, but after reading a lot of reviews, basically it seems like these processors offer little to no improvement for gaming, so I decided to stick with Sandy Bridge. Good decision?
- I helped a friend of mine build a new computer last year, and he sold me on Cooler Master. Their stuff is just so QUIET. This one seemed to get good reviews, and it meets the requirements for my graphics card. I know I'll have to get a more powerful one down the road if I decide to SLI.
Well, what do you think? Any tips or things I should change?