Hey fellas, I am looking into purchasing a new system and was wondering if you have any suggestions on my current layout. Thanks for the help!
Approximate Purchase Date: I'll purchase this system with the next month
Budget Range: 2000 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Operating System
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg acct with deals. Other sites if the same part is cheaper
Parts Preferences: I have always been an intel and Nvidia guy, Always open to ideas though.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1020 or 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Keyboard/mouse not included here, looking at wired mouse/keyboard for around $50 combined. I am also curious to add aftermarket fans but I am unsure of what to go with. Lastly I keep hearing about the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, would that be better for my build?
16GB of system ram is nice to have but are you really going to use it? If you don't have ram intensive applications like 3d video modeling or editing of some type then the ram will just be sitting there unused and it is certianly your choice if you want to stick with it. The 1600mhz ram is sort of like the sweet spot for system ram and every MB has no trouble with it and it also has the XMP profile that can be activated.