Hi I'm new to the forums. I'm looking to build a new gaming computer... looking to spend around $500 on parts. I already have some parts that I will be using from the desktop I'm on right now. The desktop I'm currently using will be given to my brother.
Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and next year...
Budget Range: 600-700 Before rebate.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Music?
Parts Not Required: Corsair 850w HX PSU, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't really have a preferred website.. maybe Newegg or Ebay. For the most part, I will probably be going to a MicroCenter to get parts.
Parts Preferences: None, whichever is good.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1680 X 1050
Additional Comments: I am thinking about waiting till the new AMD 8000 graphics cards are released. I currently have a Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850, I've loved it so far. Looking to spend 200-300 dollars on a card, but don't add it to the budget.
I'd like to go dual monitors and crossfire the cards later on down the road.. not in any rush. Any recommendations on other graphics cards? Also, I need advice on choosing a motherboard and if I should go liquid cooling or not.
Reason Why I'm Upgrading: Just for the fun of building a computer for experience.. and I'd like to donate my current PC to my brother.
Since you can pick the i5-3570k in a microcenter store, it's worth getting it, with the Asus motherboard, you'll have a good cpu and motherboard, the x4 965 will bottleneck a bit the 7870 tahiti le.
Also the 7870 XT is out of stock in newegg, get it in amazon while it lasts : http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...