I am looking to get some insight on a new build I'm gonna do. Like everyone, I want to get the best bang for my buck. I am generally open to Intel vs AMD. I'm basically looking for the best combination of MB/CPU/RAM/Dual Video Card/PSU...for approx 1k (easy right?)
I play World of Warcraft, Black Ops, Guild Wars, DC Universe etc...I rarely edit videos, but I always have at least a dozen programs going and some of the of are cpu/mem intense. My usual routine has been once every 5-7 years I build a monster pc with great MB that allows me to randomly upgrade according to my needs. ..well its time to create a new monster; but this time I figured id ask for some opinions.
Hardsware I am looking at is:
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2
Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1RK2 16 Gb
2x Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC 1gb
TLDR: if you had 1k to build awesome pc (MB/CPU/RAM/Dual Video Card/PSU) what would you buy.
I agree with ilysaml, 3570K is a good CPU for you, either that or a 2500K if you want really good overclocking, and as for video card, the 7870 is worlds better than a 7770 - that'll just hold you back. If you're on a budget, a 3450 or a 3220 will suit your needs welll!
Ok - so I am going in a bit of a different direction from original post lol (I always seem to end up going bigger). check out my pcpartpicker list below and tell me what video cards would complete the sli/crossfire setup without bottlenecks - I have triple 22" monitors i need to hook up to it (they only have dvi/vga outputs). can you guys maybe give me the top two setups? obviously money will be a factor, but I don't want the setup to choke
I have an awesome Zalman cpu cooler I can use with a nine dollar adapter and I have a case and compatible PS...I just really need to know what video cards to get to complete it.
Ilysaml - A special thanks for your awesome reply and the awesome website - I had no idea pcpartpicker existed! ..i'm new 'round these parts lol
No need for i7 3770k if you're mainly gaming.
If you have a quality 750W PSu it wil be fine.
I added a more reliable SSD for the price.
You don't need to cheap put in GPUs, it's the main factor at such a huge resolution.