Putting together a new system and hoping someone can look over the specs. Built my first rig four years ago from some frankensteined parts - this will be my first build from the ground up (used old case and old hard drives for last build).
I had high hopes for the GTX 560 Ti-448 pre-release ..... but at $300 and because it's a short lived limited release product, doubling them up at some time in the future for a cheap and easy upgrade seems extremely unlikely. For those reasons I just can't get behind this card.....I'd grab two at $250 or less, but at $300 I just don't see it.
I'd stick with a factory OC'd 560 Ti w/ 7 phase VRM and go the 1000+ Mhz OC route....only $215 - $230 and two gove ya $40% more fps than a 580 while being cheaper.
Green is HD parlance for slow ....
$210 for the 2TB champ ..... $30 off w/ promo code EMCNJND28, ends 1/8
Just wondering if the extra 15% - 20% in performance is worth the $120??? I'm willing to pay the extra $120 (actually budgeted $2K for this build), but if the performance difference is negligible (don't play a lot of FPS but maybe in the future...Witcher 2, SWTOR, ME3 are the games I want to play with no trouble) then I'll just go with the 560ti and upgrade later.
Thanks for the input on the HDD - think I might go with this and wait for prices to go down before adding another TB:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I'm not sure if I'll ever watch movies, but for the price, kinda cool to a BD Player - why not?!
Not a fan of the Lian Li case? Or do you think the PSU you suggested would go better in the Antec case - I watched some youtube videos of the Antec case - seems pretty slick. Lian Li seemed good, too - there was what seemed to be a good deal on a PSU at Micro Center - Cooler Master GX750 Bronze for $69.99, about $50 less than Egghead: