System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Surfing the internet,movies,video editting
Parts Not Required: Monitor,Sound card,speakers,keyboard,mouse,dvd-rom,OS (dunno if i forgot smth)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel for cpu,nothing special for the rest
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Additional Comments: First off,my badget is in Euros,not $ so bare with me.Secondly,i have the Z5500 speakers so after lots of thinking i decided i'll stick to the mobo card with an optical connection.
I would like some people's opinions as i've spent maaany hours deciding these pieces ,seems to me like a "perfect match" but can't be sure enough. I know 16GB of RAM might be a bit of an overkill but still,ram is cheap so why not?
As i mentioned above,i do plan on Overclocking yet i haven't listed some extra fans. I have read that the cpu should be able to bare 4.0 Ghz O.C with the stock fan and the GPUs should be fine (the first out of two might get high heat values but proper airflow should fix it) Conclusion is that i would like to save those extra Euros if possible but i won't avoid it if it's a must. Just if you're gonna give a link,please don't choose the most expensive cooler out there :-)
As for Storage,i do have an external slowpoke hdd worth of 1TB so i'll manage for now. Both coolers and an extra hdd (caviar black) are near-future upgrades,just not yet.
Any advice or opinion much appreciated,thank you in advance!
Phew,thanks for the RAM frequency typ,that was a lifesaver! I do want the i7 because there's a good chance that my brother might be needing a video editing beast for his job in the future,plus that i have gotten addicted to the 2600k i7 ratings...and i want it ;-)
As for the RAM,same excuse as above plus "i want to be future-proof".i know that Rippjaws series is considered top notch but it seems that it''ll be troublesome for me to get my hands on a pair (again,i'm not buying from newegg for any e-shop)
You do realize that the ivy bridge (the next step up intels line) is set to release in i think 2 months (some time in april around the 8th i think) You may want to hold off if possible to see what they are bringing out (or at the least let the prices drop a bit hopefully on the sandy bridge line) If it was me i'd hold off until then. If you can not i understand but thought i'd let you know (in case you did not already know)
Core i7 3770 (best ivy bridge at launch) will be 10% better than the 2600k and ~50 bucks more expensive (if i want to be extremely optimistic and suppose it'll ship at 2700k prices) to say the least. Though waiting for it to ship in case prices drop a bit is a valid point...i'll consider it but i doubt i'll have that much patience,hehe.