Approximate Purchase Date: within the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: £1500-2000(rebates?)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games Games and more Games
Parts Not Required: Monitor think i can get away with using an old one for now
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any, will use newegg for reference
Country: United Kingdom
Parts Preferences: Don't care about brands, just needs to work
Overclocking: Yes but not right now
SLI or Crossfire: Yes maybe not right now tho
Monitor Resolution: Don't know yet hope to get a 30" 2500x1600
Additional Comments: Hmmm i like the colour blue?
Ok so now thats out of the way, i here to seek advice on building my first PC. I have pretty good idea what i want to go far and some parts buts others.....not so much, here is what im thinking of going with.
For the CPU i want to get an ivy bridge, so im not sure if i should wait to get that or try and find a used 2500k from somewhere. For the Video cards like i said above i looking at the 7970's but Invidia have not released their new cards yet im interested to see if they are going to be better. If there's only going to be a few frames between them at the same price point i guess i'll stick with the 7970's because i have been waiting for the last 4-5 years to build a computer already . Any advice you guys could give would be great thx.
It seems like you are in between wanting parts that haven't been released and wanting to build a computer now and if you are not careful you may want to think about whether or not you want to wait untill Ivy Bridge and Kepler are released so you can make a definitive decision on what parts you want. I was a little surprised that the new released 7970 waas close competition to the GTX 580 and I was expecting this card from AMD to be in competition with kepler and it looks like Kepler may be a lot more powerful than the Southern Islands and if not then I would be dissapointed all around and will stick with my 580's.
So having said that it comes to what would your decision be and if you build now then you want to make sure that you will be happy with the 7970 and Sandy Bridge.
I looked at the case you chose and I'm wondring why such a large case and expensive.
There is a wide choice in price between the two MB's ?
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
By going with the Sandy Bridge-E you could forgo the Ivy Bribge and wait for a few more releases from Intel before upgrading.
I don't know if you can aford this beast of a gaming machine but it will make you forget about upgading for a while and htere may be cheaper solutions available but the choice of the components will be yours to make.
The monitor listed below is a 27" but has a recomended resolution of 2560x1440 and you don't have to get the more expensive 30" to get that resolution.
This the reason why i choose that case was so that i could upgrade and not worry if stuff would fit. I also heard that the new sandy bridge E was for CPU intensive stuff like 3D modeling and rendering etc.
Also gaming! The new cpu provides 40 Pci-e lanes so you can have two actual x16 slots and not have to settle for x8 ,x8 when two video cards are used. If you look at the spec's of the Saber Tooth you will see three pcis-e slots and they are x16 , x16 and x8 and those will be no matter what is put into those slots so you can have real x16 slots for both video cards in SLI.