I am building a Budgeted Rig (for Development, Multimedia, Web Browsing purpose). I find my usage (since I have a PS3 I am not expecting my rig to be a Heavy Duty gaming Machine).
I want your expert opinion on the parts (and system as a Whole) of my desktop.
Motherboard: AsRock z77 Extreme4
Processor: Intel Core i5 3550 (3rd gen)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (1600) 4GB X 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda SATA3 (6Gbps) 2TB ST2000DM001 (7200.14)
PSU: Cooler Master Thunder 500W (6 SATA connectors)
2 Additional 120mm FANS (Cooler Master)
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 370
Monitor: Samsung 20" (wide) LED (with VGA and DVI)
UPS: APC 1100 VA Back UPS
I plan to add on a cheap(<140$) GPU in future (2 Months). So please suggest which one should I go for.
(Just to add my Mobo supports SLI, Quad SLI, Crossfire, Quad Crossfire).
No, currently don't have the cash to drop $260 for another card. Besides, don't have an Eyefinity setup or a 120hz monitor to justify Crossfire.
Current plans for upgrading my graphics is to get a HD8970, maybe a month or two after release (December-ish release).
Will likely sell the 7870 off to a friend, at least one of them I know is building a rig around new year. Imagine a $175 1/2yr old 7870 that's can clock to 1150Mhz would be a pretty good deal.