Approximate Purchase Date: This year, next few months for most of it hopefully..
Budget Range: $1000-1500 with rebates and shipping.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing, Gaming, that's it..
Are you buying a monitor: Later on yes, if that can be included in build cost it would be great as I'm planning on running a multi monitor setup with 3 monitors I have picked out already costing $120 each when on sale.. I have a 28" hd tv right now that's fine though.
Parts to Upgrade: Buying it all new, I already have bought the motherboard, 8gb of ram, and a psu.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes if I can't use the backup discs from my parents new desktop?
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: San Diego, California
Parts Preferences: Intel, and Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A case with a window would be nice, my favorite color is blue and black haha..
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Getting the hell away from console gaming.
I've been told by some of the experts here 620W is fine for SLI, estimated power usage is only at 470W and around 580W with a 4.5 overclock on the CPU. And 660 ti's in SLI are much more powerful than a 670 and you can overclock a 660 ti to the power of a standard 670..
yeah.. i just dont think 192bit video cards are a great choice for sli. and you have to think about having a little bit of head room for wattage, numbers in theory are not always numbers that you are going to get. 700+watt psu is needed
(not saying that graphics are not going to be nice... the bandwidth is just really low)
here you can see it gets quite technical (more in depth of running low wattage psu with sli). the End result is that if you wish to even try do it on a 620watt then you better get a really good PSU. the end result is that you even if you can run everything without a prob you will not have a lot of headroom/your psu will be pushed all the time you are using your pc, load like that will cut life. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/347643-28-tomshardwar...
standard 670FTW is not a bad card. if you wish to do a dual vid card, I would rather suggest you a 7870/7950 xfire but i know you said you dont like the radeon graphics
personally... i think the bw was the sole reason for my old computer's ability to play new games. and when you look at it.. 192bit vs older cards which are 128bit mostly and now you look at higher tier gpu, they are all 256bit/384bit... why do the older ones have 128bit and now the new ones are moving up in bw? they must have a good reason. (which is explained in that post link).
Here is a link to the SSD Samsung 840 (250gb) http://tinyurl.com/bgq8x6o
I would get the 250gb because it will have enough storage to put all of your programs on and you can use the external 2tb storage for your documents and files.
You may also want to bump your PSU up a bit to at least 700W if you plan to do Xfire or SLI. I also recommend going with a Corsair or Seasonic PSU.
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 http://tinyurl.com/bg3wwp4
Antec Eleven Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window (I'm a fan of less obtrusive styled cases but this is my suggestion) http://tinyurl.com/a87z5oj
I hope all of these suggestions help!
Finally I get an answer of the SSD xD I've been waiting to know if I should get a 120gb SSD and a 1tb HD or just 250gb SSD and use my external 2tb I already have xD Thank you!! My laptop has 250gb of HDD storage and I still have 50gb left and theres a ton of RAW picture files I need to get off of it (x
Hopefully I can get a deal on the i5 /:
The Cougar fans will be a push pull config on the EVO.
I originally planned on getting 2 660 ti's and doing sli but I think I'll just get a 4gb 670 and eventually buy a bigger psu and another 4gb 670 or upgrade to the 700 series when it comes out haha
That case is eh, I'm thinking the Antec Three Hundred..
A 250Gb SSD is very nice but is going to cost a lot. I have 120Gb Samsung 840, it plenty for the OS, and favorite games/what I'm currently playing but, the more the better if you have the money.
Microcenter has the 840 series 10% off plus you can get an extra $20 dollars off if you purchase it with a CPU or Motherboard. That's $80 for a 120gb or $150 for the 250gb. killer deal, just letting you know
Plus MC has the best prices on CPUs
The CPU doesn't ship from microcenter its in store pickup ONLY so I would have to drive it and I can't find the Samsung deal on there...the Samsung 840 drives are 20% on Newegg for 72 hours with a vode i have so the 250gb is $150 with it..
Alright I'm going to grab that, and probably order the case tonight.. then there will only be one more essential piece to get being the CPU, I mean I also have to get a GFX card but that will be a while before I have the money for that.. Meanwhile I can use the onboard GFX or my Asus 512mb card I've had for a few years..