i posted a build earlier this month, i changed a few things on it with a higher budget and different deals available on newegg, wanted to get some input, opinions or maybe suggestions on this build from some who know more then I before i finally pull the trigger.
thank you in advanced
Approximate Purchase Date: before jan 30
Budget Range: $1300-$1400 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, media server, surfing the net
Parts Not Required:monitor, keyboard mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg
Country: usa, las vegas
Parts Preferences: intel, amd with eyefinity
Overclocking: yes, eventually
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: need windows 7 in addition to the hardware, need to be able to use multiple monitors, have only 1 for now, going to get 2 more at 1920x1080 each, buying everything with my tax returns, just need some input before i pull the trigger.
here are the parts prices and deals i came up with
2) Thermaltake seens to be of uncerttain quality, I don't know about this particular model.
My short list of quality psu's include PC P&C, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec or XFX.
You might want to pick a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list: http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/ranking.html
3) You might want to defer the hard drive purchase until the current crazy prices come back to normal. A 120gb SSD by itself will hold the OS and a dozen games.
I would wait on HDD, but you can if you want to, just add it in. But heres a suggestion can +$90 for i7 2600k). If you want to stay closeyour budget, i would go for a hitachi 500gb 7200rpm and i7 2600k with the below list and the price is around $1430.
im going to go with that plexor m3 for my ssd, going with a antec eathwatts 750W psu, going to drop the HDD down to a 500GB hitachi, its a pretty decent price for what it is and it will take me awhile to fill that up, i need to have decent storage because my other 1TB HDD that i have is nearly full and i dont want to put anymore stress on it.
im going to use the savings to go with an hd6970 instead, it only puts me $10 overbudget for far greater performance.
going to stick with all the other same stuff, the 2500k is all i need since im not going to do any video editing or anything, ill stick with the mobo, the price it shows on my list looks high because its comboed with windows 7, its a good price for what it is
here is an updated list, let me know what you guys think
TOTAL before rebates, after shipping and promo codes $1409.50+ $25 MIR
i think i like this setup much better, gives me enough storage to last me till prices come back down and will perform greater then what i had before
hopefully the wait wont be to long for the HDD prices to recover
let me know what you guys think and thanks again for all the advice, its really paying off
that MSI Z68A-GD80 board looks great, but its like $50 more expensive then the asrock one i picked or the equally priced ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, and $100 more then the gigabyte one you recommended. this is off of newegg, unless you have a link to one that is $125, if so im all there
the Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 looks good, but is it pcie 3.0 compatible? newegg doesnt mention this on there product page at all. and it doesnt have any usb 3.0 headers on it, i dont want to have to go through the trouble of getting an adapter to use the port on the top of the case
i think i might switch to the ASUS mobo. its $5 cheaper then the one i had.
No graphics hardware currently available can max out a PCI 2.0 x8 slot, and therefore PCI 3 is pointless. It's currently a marketing gimmick; we'll probably see cards that can actually make use of it in a year or two. Also, you need either an IB 1155 CPU or a 2011/X79 platform to use it at all.
Save some money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(a decent board with USB 3 headers)
the guy that said about the 570 sounds good but go down to a 120$ ASrock extreme Gen3 p67 mobo they are great for gaming and make sure you have a good airflow case he said the corsair 400r and that is arguably the best 100$ case around
im aware that the IB 1155 CPU's are required for even using pcie 3.0, however, im not to keen on that subject, i just figured having it would help pave the way for future GPU upgradability for the next few years, granted i end up getting an IB CPU, probably be a good 2 years before i think about that though.
but if you think its not all that necessary then i think ill go for that gigabyte you posted, thank you for the info.
ive also been doing a little case research, although i like that phantom a lot, ive been eyeing the rosewill thor v2 and corsair 500r.
on newegg there a little more expensive then that phantom currently since its on sale, but i think the others may be more practical then it also
i was sorta thinking the same thing, thats why i went with the phantom in the first place.
but those white thor v2 and 500r's look pretty cool too, ill just go off of personal preference on that, since they all seem to be pretty good, ill probably stroll into frys and see if they have any on display i can look at up close and personal before i make that decision
thanks for all the help!
ill post what i end up with after i make the order, should be getting that tax return deposite any day now