Hey folks, I'm looking to build a new PC finally. It's been since about 2000 since I built one for myself. Anyhow I'm torn between a few things. I want my PC to last a while and really have no intentions of upgradeing it for at least 5 years maybe more.
I'm looking to play games on ultra/maxxed such as Diablo 3, SC2, WOW, some FPS games, and whatever may be out next. My issue and train of thought is this. Do I spend more $$$ now to get better components or do I go middle of the road and take that $$$ I saved and build a new box in a couple of years?
Below is what I've been looking at picking up. I will run multi monitors down the road and possibly sli/xfire. Have at it and tell me my options. Looking at a budget of 1500-2000 maybe a bit more or a bit less not set in stone.
Total with shipping before GPU, discounts, and MIB's is at 1541.41 .
I'm thinking of grabbing a moniter but it isn't needed I've got some I can use currently. As far as video cards I'm thinking 7970 the XFX black variation but no one has them in stock that I've seen. So there we have it. Thanks folks.
1. You can go with the i7 2600k instead of the 2700k http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I72600K-Core-i7-2600...
The 2600k is VERY similar to the 2700k, the only difference a 100Mhz stock clock difference and the huge price difference. Since the i7 2600k is overclockable, you can easily overclock the CPU to the 3.5GHz that the 2700k is running at. The i5 2500k is more than enough, but the i7 is a better bet for future proofing.
4. You also DO NOT need a 1250W PSU...I'm also pretty sure you won't be happy about the extra $100 that will be in the electricity bill when you buy a 1250W PSU...get a 850W PSU...it's more than sufficient for upgrades such as SLI and CF.
XFX Core Edition PRO850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...