Code : Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week Budget Range: $1500 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Tons of various Multitasking, Media Player V/A, Virtual Machines, Surfing Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Printer Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg - all ears for suggestions of other places Country: USA Parts Preferences: N/A - Best Price for the money Overclocking: Option would be nice but not required SLI or Crossfire: Option would be nice but not required Monitor Resolution: Best as can be....Im not picky but a high resoluiton would be nice Additional Comments:
I multitask alot I want a PC that will last me a while, i am upgrading from a P4 - so a machine running of gerbil in a cage would be a benefit to my current machine.
Please let me know what you all think - If I missed something let me know. THANK YOU.
Here is what I came up with - Links included:
1 x ($229.99) XFX Black DD FX-785A-CDBC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $229.99
Do you need the very big HDD and SSD? Do you need a full tower case rather than just a mid-tower?
Here's a build including a big SSD and newer full-tower case, plus a faster (but smaller) HDD. In other respects it'll perform better than your build, with small upgrades to graphics card, CPU and RAM.
Looks OK, I'd probably go with Ivy Bridge though. You get PCI-e 3.0/DDR3 1600Mhz support, lower TDP etc. It is also slightly better clock for clock, it might not overclock quite to the same level but it doesn't really need to if it provides the same performance at slightly lower clocks.
Other than that, you could probably save a bit here and there to get a better GPU since that is what is going to make the difference in games. The HD 7850 is fantastic but you can afford something much better.
2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 1.5v C9
ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
Sapphire HD 7970 3GB
Samsung 840 Series 250GB
2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
Antec BP 550 550W Modular PSU
LIAN LI PC-A04A
Samsung DVD Burner
Total - $1425.89 on Newegg
Actually ends up at pretty much the same price and gives a bigger and better SSD, faster HDD's with more storage, a MUCH faster graphics card, better CPU and better CPU cooler. You won't be able to go Crossfire on that but the HD 7970 should beat dual HD 7850's anyway. I really doubt you will even feel the need to get 2 HD 7970's.
EDIT: Just noticed one thing, that cooler might be a bit too wide for that board. Either grab a smaller cooler or keep it in mind and return it if it is too big.