I am looking to build a new rig and have around 600 bucks for the box. I am picking up additional monitors and the TrackIR system for games, but I will also be doing work from home (telecommute+) from this machine, so SOLID is what I'm after, advice?
Thank You, yes I will need to upgrade to Win8. I currently operate my desktop off of WinVistaHome and my laptop of Win7. I'm going to include a win7x64 for the new system. I am also hoping to add rather quickly a SSD drive and other odds and ends. Might I ask are the Radeon cards picked for price or because of bench-marking. I have never used ATI cards very much, primarily a GeForce user. Now for video I'd be willing to give the Radeon a shot if its for good reasons, but as I said more familiar and prefer the GeForce. for CPU I love the AMD, but I'm not stuck to it, which ever has a better price break and higher performance works for me. . . . again, thank you very much, appreciate it, the more input I get with solid build outs the better shot I'll have at making wiser choices at the register
If your budget is $600-$700 then here is a great build. The only problem is that the 7870 XT is sold out everywhere. You may want to opt for the Ghz Edition which is cheaper here. $239.99 - $15 Rebate = $224.99 @Amazon http://amzn.to/YaSrlG