Approximate Purchase Date: (beginning to middle of Febuary 2012
Budget Range: (1100-1300
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming while capturing the game then rendering the vids
Parts Not Required: (Keyboard,mouse,headset,mic,monitor OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel)
SLI or Crossfire: possibly later on
Monitor Resolution: (1600x900
Additional Comments: (Ok i want to be able to play BF3,SWTOR,Skyrim and other games coming out while recording with Fraps or roxio and have good FPS on high-max settings. My biggest concern is if the i7-2600k is worth the extra 100 over the 2500k. Also not sure about the video cards. Idk if a 6950,560 ti 448,6970 or 570 would be the best.
Please help and thanks for any info
Heres what i have so far. im editing this from the original post.
see thats the thing. those are the ones im stuck between. Idk if the 2500k will do well at the video rendering and stuff. i know its great for games. then the graphics cards idk. i know the 6950 whoops the 560 ti but i want to be able to play BF3 on high
If your rendering program is multithreaded, the 2600k would be a benefit.....if not, stick w/ the 2500k
As for the whooping, here's the comparison of the factory OC'd models of the 6950 (484 fps as single card / 759 in CF) and 560 Ti (495 fps as single card / 862 in CF) . They pretty close in single card configuration with a teeny edge to the 560 but in SLI, the 560 stomps.
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
yea i have a haf 912 right now and i love it, i love my biostar z68 too. they are really good products. I think imma just go with the build in my post and add an i5 2500k, hyoer 212+ and a 560 ti 448/1150 bucks. cant beat it. Im sure it will do everything i want it too.