As the title says, I'm looking to build a new rig from scratch (only taking some HDD's from old build), budget being max ~3000€.
The budget includes the rig itself and three (3) monitors.
I already have a quite solid idea in my head of a possible build (adding a list below), so I'm mainly here to triple-check that all the pieces are compatible with each other and that there's not any other types of conflicts. Naturally open for comments and suggestions.
Here we go:
Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012
Budget Range: MAX 3000€, has to include everything
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surround gaming, picture & video editing, watching HD movies, listening music etc
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, three (3) total
Do you need to buy OS: No, going to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later, keeping the option open to later boost performance by adding a second identical graphics card in SLI mode
Your Monitor Resolution: 5760x1080 is what I'm going for with three (3) 1920x1080 monitors
Everything looks swell.
Though for a 3-monitor setup, I believe Eyefinity is the best.
Cheers for the reply.
I'm aware that ATI cards with the Eyefinity system are still "ahead" when comparing to Nvidias Surround system, but I'm so used to going for Intel/Nvidia products when it comes to CPU/GPU after having bad experiences with AMD/ATI in the past. Thanks for the heads-up though!
Also still a bit undecided when it comes to the system drive. Still not sure wether I should go with the Vertex 4 or Samsung 830... They're both in the same pricerange also. Any thoughts?
Unfortunately the store I'm going to make my purchases from doesn't supply Plextor drives. Pretty much limited to OCZ, Samsung, Intel, Corsair, Western Digital and Kingston when it comes to SSD's.
So I'd guess it really comes down to Vertex 4 and Samsung 830. The Samsung seems to be quite a bit slower on the writes when looking at the specs, but at those speeds do you really notice the difference between 320MB/s VS. 430MB/s on writespeed and 520MB/s VS. 430MB/s on readspeed? But then again reviews seem to praise the reliability of the Samsung, which is something that's extreamly important for a system drive.
Considering these facts, which would you go for?
And as for lack of storage this is only for OS & software. As stated in the original post I'm taking HDD's from my old build (around 6 TB total)
Been thinking of the CPU cooling solution also, and I've started considering replacing the Noctua NH-D14 with a Corsair H100. There's a fw reasons I'm considering this. For one the H100 is supposed to be atleast slightly more efficient and I'm afraid that the Noctua heatsink would interfere with RAM installation. The H100 is also just ~30€ more expensive than the Noctua and I've watched some youtube videos which show that it's possible to install the radiator to the top of the Cooler Master HAF X case that I've chosen.
Another question I came to think of was: is there any advantage/disadvantage of using 2x 8gb ram instead of 4x 4gb? Besides the obvious that you can reach the max capacity eventually by filling all slots with 8gb modules.