Approximate Purchase Date: this week (when all has been said and done about my build)
Budget Range: ($1300 - $2000) buying a new monitor(s) is what really pushes the budget but budget doesn't have to be limited to $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy and OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no particular preference but newegg and amazon seem convenient maybe even microcenter if the price is better compared to any online since the microcenter is about an hour and a half ride away..but will go there if ever
Location: Long Island, New York of the U S of A
Parts Preferences: trying to go the intel route
Overclocking: Yes but not anytime soon..
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if anyone can advice me when it comes to those bigger monitors that do 2560 X 1400 if not a three monitor setup..if my setup can even push such graphics on such big monitors or even the 3 monitor setup
Additional Comments: i mostly am building this for those FPS-PVP games
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: tired of playing games on low to mid-range graphics and low fps..this HP pavilion elite m9515y won't cut it for me anymore..has a 9800gt with it now since the 9600gs that came with it died on me
OK...Current parts are based on the recommendations from the wish list thread i did a while back.
I need advice on parts since i can't seem to choose between what my wallet wants and what my mind wants =p..if it would also be okay if you would mention why you recommend the part you mentioned over the other parts i have on the list since i would be posting multiple versions/brands of the same type of part...
I will most likely do custom loops but not in the near future just for the hell of it and to learn..will try the custom loops/system/rigs from the likes of (frozencpu or koolance)
I'm also trying to see how far i can push this build without having to spend enthusiast level money..
Also some parts seem to be overkill since i would like some headroom for overclocking and an SLI setup
Storage: no hdd's for now since i won't be putting much on it for now..thinking of adding another ssd instead when prices fall even further since i don't even use 200 gigs from the 700 gig's on my current pc
Case: choices are between the following unless you guys can recommend better cases that will show of the red and black theme of my build but most importantly fit the motherboards i picked and leave room for sli setups and custom cooling setups as mentioned
Monitor: need help choosing if not any recommendations when it comes to buying monitors that can pull what the graphics cards i have can push out...should i go the 1920 X 1080/1920 X 1200, or the 2560 X 1400 or the 3 monitor setup
others said that theres not much difference between the 60hz and 120hz unless i do 3d but if the price is right why not..
and i'm trying to balance between IPS and good latency (or whatever they call the delay from graphics card to monitor and back) as well as price...as long as its not too high a price
Go with the Asrock motherboard (or the Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH) and the Dominator RAM isn't worth the money. Get the HAF XM for your case as it's about 1/2 the cost and size of the HAF X. You also need a good cooler like a Noctua D14 for the 3570K.