Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday/Cyber Monday if good deals- Otherwise by end of year is ok
Budget Range: +/- $1,500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching streaming tv/movies, surfing, work (internet,office 2010,etc..), some video editing
Parts Not Required: Mouse/Keyboard, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon (no tax?), Newegg, (US customer...so whatever is best deal)
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Not really
Overclocking: Maybe - never done it, but open to it
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe- interested in conversation of the new SLI'ing 560/570 ti updated version or single gtx 580 (maybe sli that next year or as needed)
Monitor Resolution: 24 in monitor.. so probly 19x12
Additional Comments: Interested in slaying BF3 on all ultra settings... also want quick computer for multitasking, opening folders/programs, etc..
FYI..my current system is a q9450 cpu, Zalman cooler, with an amd 4850 video card, 4gb mem, asus mobo, enermax psu, fatality sound card, p180 antec case. Several HD's. Older dell 24in that I will take to my office to use as 2x 24 in Monitors.
So like I said above, I am curious about what the pro/cons of getting the gtx 580 vs waiting till the 560/570 ti revised version coming out next week when playing a game such as bf3 on all ultra settings. Also how that effects watching video, editing video, and any other multitasking.
Combo Deal for $672 + w/10 rebate (Separately around $199 CPU and $499 GPU)
Will pick up Misc Burner.
The mobo was somewhat random, so I don't really know how to pick the property mobo for my needs. Not sure if there are features on a slightly more expensive mobo that is worth it or if there is something a little less expensive that is fine as well.
Its a pretty good build as is, if you plan to OC you will need a CPU Cooler. The Hyper 212 Plus or Hyper 212 EVO are both good.
The combo deal is great I would grab it in a heartbeat
I saw the deal on the Rosewill PSU as well and man it is a great deal for a 1000W PSU. Hopefully you have no problems with it but Wattage wise if will be able to handle it all easily even if you add another 580.
The motherboard can be changed to a $150 board that will still be able to do everything you need it to
You have a nice quality build going there and the combo deal is great. I would stick with the GTX 580 as you can play most all games at the highest settings and by getting one now for a good price when the next version is released then the prices drop a little you can pick up another and be guarenteed to be able to play any game at ultra settings and have a high fps. A GTX 570 is no slouch either but it is not a 580 and you could not go wrong with it , but I would prefer a 580.
I agree the PSU could be replaced with a quality 700 watt PSU
Also if you are buying the 2500K an aftermarket cooler is a must.
The CM 212+ is a good buy or a Xigmatec Gaia. These cooelrs are really
they can be found for up to 29 and are the best you can do without spending another 20 dollars.
700 watt will be ok for one single gtx 580 plus all the regular stuff? Sli in future will most likely not work I would assume with twin 580's.
What about if I go with the sli gtx 560-448 setup when it comes out next week? Will ~700 watts handle that?
I will most likely go for that cm212 or some cpu cooler. How can I be sure to fit the memory underneath the cooler? Because I think I see cheaper GSkill Memory that people recommend with big heatsinks. Thats I choose either the Low profile version, which seems a few bucks more, or actually the Kingston on sale for 39.99 that looks to be low profile.
I'm not sure about the power needed for SLI 580's I can't say I've seen or dealt wit that but 700 is not enough. As for SLI 560 448 nobody can tell untill it is released.
But from what I see the peak wattage for a 560ti is 285watts so I'll go ahead and say no. Be safe and buy a bigger PSU.
So now I have these two secured, I can formulate the rest of the build.
I will be waiting to see what the new 560ti-448 are all about next week before I decide on the GPU, which will then determine what power supply I will go with, wattage wise.
Crucial M4 120 SSD will still be the choice for main HD unless a new deal comes up in the next few days.
Question I have..... now that I have this motherboard, what memory should I go with? And if I use the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 +, will that effect what memory I can use? For example, I see that some have the higher heat sinks. Do I need to avoid those if I am going with the above parts? Or will Ripjaws, etc.. be ok with their regular profile.