Currently I have core2duo E4500, AsusP5B, HD2600XT(passive heat). Time to upgrade. I plan on buying GPU a bit later, somewhere I saw new onchip GPU(HD4000) is on pair with HD2600XT ?
Approximate Purchase Date: : 1 month or till end of this year. Budget Range: around 400€-500€ without GPU-no hard budget limits, if something is way better for a little extra that is OK. System Usage: Ussually my current comp is ok, better performance will be helpfull for: video/music editing and gaming Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: : everything, including case. (no keyboard or mouse though) Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.de or amazon.co.uk (usually better all at one place, because of difference in shipping cost and that it is sold by Amazon) Location: EU, no cheap shops around.
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, always had Asus mobo, but I am open to suggestions. Reliabilty is important to me.
Overclocking: Yes, but later. (possibly with stock fan, I heard it goes ok?-although later mabe with better fan) SLI or Crossfire: No.
Your Monitor Resolution: 2 monitors: 1920x1080 and 1680x1050. Question? Can you have double monitor in the way that you set one in onchip graphics and one in the other GPU? (heard 2 monitors makes a GPU way hotter and louder?)
Additional Comments: I like more classy or simple case not full-on gaming one,but am more value/good airflow oriented here, so if there is a cheap case that kicks ass, I'll survive the looks. Would like USB3 and HD audio if possible. (but yeah price/performance more important)
Question: what about LE, LK, LX versions? Do they overclock as good and I don't need Wifi or 2 GPUs option. Just USB3 front panel and reliabilty and lowest heat
What about Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or some Gigabyte alternatives that are better for my needs and can save me some bucks?
[/b]GPU: Radeon HD 6850[/b] Probably! Or whatever will be best buy in that rang 150€ HD 7850 or so. Will buy it at leat 1 month later than otherstuff. I always had Ati GPU, but I take whatever is better. I write this here just for knowledge of Mobo and PSU and so
So what PSU do I need, how strong? This one not good? LC 650W bronze80 55 to 65€ (63€ near me)
Any case suggestion? Don't know about HDD as well, I'm ok with whatever size has most sense price-wise(1TB?), didn't plan to take SDD now, a bit expansive for my budget atm.
The best suggestions would be sweet and also some alternative suggestions to stuff this in 500€ bracket without GPU.
Thank you for reply, but yeah in EU some things are even more expensive.
Oh thank you! Ah another Mobo, now I will need to read about this chipset as well
really helpful information on other stuff So 500W (or 450W) is enough for me, now I know what to aim for. Even if I overclock a little or that makes no difference?
I like the case as well.read the reviews already