With just one week away before the orders are placed, I'd like to throw my revised build out there and see what kind of useful information I get back! Thanks in advance, the budget of this system is $1250. Already have HDD, CD/DVD Drive, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse, as well as OS W7 Ultimate x64 bit. I do plan on doing some OC'ing/SLI in the future, but won't do so immediately.
I have found a GPU that matches your description, and although you are right about it's priceiness, I'd rather not have to worry about upgrading sooner than later. I think I'll go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
as soon as I'm notified that it is available again.
Now if I can find a Mobo around the price range suggested....
I like the ripjaws, as they would go very well with my Case, but I was told through a previous thread to stay away from High Profile RAM. Can someone counter-argue this, or will I not have any issues with purchasing the Ripjaw High Profiles?
Here's a list of the ASUS motherboard family that includes the one you picked.. this may help you determine which board you want based on the things you are looking for to get out of it. Or it may make it quicker for someone that knows more than I to look and give you some input.
So far I've managed to make a few changes to the build; Decided to remove the original RAM linked, and go with the Ripjaws that were suggested. Also decided to shell out the extra $100 for the newer, more powerful, graphics card 7950. However, I've decided not to downgrade the Mobo simply because the cheaper you go in pricing on newegg, the more you realize the motherboards are of less adaptable future technologies, and that to me is rather unappealing. As for the recommendations on reducing the powersupply, I'm going to stick with the 850w simply because if I ever need the extra power to SLI/crossfirex, it'll be there ready to go. Also it'll be nice to have that extra "cushion" of juice for any heavier overclocking that may take place.
Other than that, I'm still open for further input or suggestions about my consensus/original build I'll give this thread 24 hours before I decide on a best answer. Thanks in advance again everyone And thanks to the people who've provided insight so far, it's very much appreciated!