Hello, i would like some help on chosing components for a gaming build. I have been doing alot of research on parts, and decided to now ask experenced builders instead of watching/reading reviews.
My plans are to have a fairly decent gaming rig to play pretty much any title. I plan to play in 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, not to bothered about playing in 3D, but possibly would be nice to eventualy.
Approximate Purchase Date: Before next March at the latest.
Budget Range: £1600 / $2480.8 (based on current exchange rate on 16/12/11)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, graphics and possibly video editing.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any based in the UK or will ship to the UK
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
Additional Comments: My budget is around £1600 for the whole system (including moniter ,keyboard and mouce).
I would like to have an Asus RoG motherboard, but for a z68 chip set its @£300(i'd like to know if the extra cash is worth it for a RoG motherboard).I have been considering getting a AMD FX 6100 with a Asus Crosshair v formula, but after reading and watching some reviews on the bulldozer cpu's i'm abit shakey about the choice.
The components i'm considering at the moment are:
Intel core i5 2500k
Asus P8Z68-V PRO
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus(or EVO)
Corsair vengeance 8gb(2x4) will upgrade to 16gb depending on budget to when i do.
EVGA or MSI GTX 560ti (2gb) or EVGA or MSI GTX 580
WD 1tb, 64mb cache, 7200rpm
Blue Ray drive possibly, if not then a regular dvd drive
Coolermaster HAF X full tower
and then PSU i'm not sure on, i would like one with hybrid fan control, aswell as 1000w+ so there is room to upgrade to 2xGTX 580's
For the moniter i can't decide, preferably i'd like a asus or acer moniter.
GFX - The question here is related to the fact that as you get to the top, the concept of "diminishing returns" gets driven home hard. The two GFX cards above get ya 862 fps in Guru3D's test suite .... I have seen them overclocked as far as 1070 which is a 30% OC over the reference speed.
Now the 580 GTX gets 953 fps for $1,000 ...... that's just 10% faster than the twin 900 MHz 560's which cost $460.....
If ya really want that 10% ....that takes 20% + from the rest of ya build and that doesn't include the necessary PSU bump that goes with it.....we can get $175 of that back with the Carbide 500R Case but we'd need an extra $80 to $140 cover a bigger PSU