Approximate Purchase Date: 1 - 2 weeks Budget Range: $1000 - $1500 (Currently $1400) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music Production, Graphic Design Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon Location: USA, Florida
Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: The RAM I chose is not on the official supported list for my MOBO (don't know if this is that big of a deal) but I want low profile RAM to avoid any spacing problems with the cooler. Didn't know whether to go with Crucial or maybe G Skill Sniper series. So either G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB or G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB. I was reading that 16GB of ram could actually hinder performance as opposed to 8gb of RAM, how true is this? I would prefer to just get 16gb when I put it all together rather than getting more later. Music production can eat up a lot of RAM especially when there are a lot of effects put into chains, so the 16gb is preferred.
Wanted an Asus DCUII TOP, but since those are no where to be seen, I went with the Gigabyte as it seems be the be the most quiet and cool 670 (along with reliability).
I will need to get a new sound card, but I haven't decided which one. I might go external but not for sure, but I will be using it to produce music and rip vinyl.
Oh and I will need an optical drive, I guess I should get a Blu-Ray drive. Haven't even looked into them yet. My current drive will be fine if I don't decide on one now.
Just wanted to see what the community thought of the build. I've been researching for about a month now and I am finally ready to purchase.
Forgot to mention but I already have a case Corsair 800D. Picked it up a year ago.
The nice thing about the Sabertooth is that it has 8 usb ports in the back with 4 being USB 3. I have 6 usb ports in my current motherboard and they are all full. I would like room for some more.
From what I've read it seems like a lot of people are having trouble with the ASRock boards. Also 2 of their usb 3.0 ports are not Intel and don't transfer as fast .
While i agree to a certain extent here that mobo is overpriced reasoning is the 5 year warranty and the market gimmick keeping dust out and cooling your mobo better other than that it's no better than the $180 mobos you can get however you need to check the many reliable professional reviews before you jump the gun if one site results are skewed versus other websites.I would take them with a grain of salt if they are pretty much in line with one another i would say it's very safe to assume everything seems in line and is safe to trust