Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: within the next month or so
Budget Range: not sure
System Usage from Most to Least Important: going to try computer gaming, web development, htpc, web, photoshop, some video editing (After Effects, Encore, Premier)
Are you buying a monitor: I listed one in the build, I am buying one, but only if I find a good deal now - not in a real hurry.
Parts to Upgrade: all
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: don't really care
Location: Northern VA
Overclocking: maybe, or probably
SLI or Crossfire: dunno
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: just because i want/need to
Here is what I've built out so far. I don't have anything but some hard drives and dvd drives that I can reuse.
SSD is just for the OS, I have some other drives I am using for everything else. Either 3 1.5tb Raid5 or 2 1.5tb Raid1 and will probably get some bigger drives to store movies on if I decide to rip all my DVD's to disk. I will also have another computer that will backup this computer.
look here http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=598& see the difference lol and the sabertooth motherboard is overpriced you get all the features and more with Asus P8Z77-V PRO also for gaming and surfing the net no need for more than 8gb memory the 750w is more than enough to run two 670 It's 80+ silver certified and comes with a 7 year warranty
Yea I see the difference in the cards. The reason I am going with 16gb of memory is for web development, photoshop and video editing. The reason I was going with a 850w PS was because I will probably have about 5 hard drives plus the SSD.
I have question about the power supply, instead of creating a new thread, I figured I would ask here.
I ordered Power Supply:Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($176.98 @ Amazon) from new egg since it was only ~$10 more than the HX750, on the product page it says its 80 PLUS GOLD Certified but the box says its 80 PLUS SILVER Certified.
I sent New Egg an email asking them but they said it will take 3-7 days before I hear anything back. Is the 80 PLUS SILVER Certified good enough or should I exchange it for one that is really 80 PLUS GOLD Certified?