|June 17th, 2012, 03:04||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Big Sky Country
Potential new compy
ASUS P8Z77-V Premium
2x EVGA GTX 670s
Seasonic Platinum-860watt PSU
2x Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD
HGST Desktar 2TB HDD
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x8GB
LG blu-ray burner
What say you? The build is a little over 3k for where I live (USA), and the most expensive item is the mobo, which is almost $450. I'm a little out of the loop hardware wise, so this is just something I put together after a couple nights research. My last build was Almost four years ago, and so far the only original parts from it are the cpu, mobo, and ram (Q9650, ASUS P5Q-Pro, 4 gigs of g.skill). My current video card is an HD5870 1 gig, which is now almost 2 years old I guess.
On this wishlist build, I plan on putting windows and programs on one ssd, games on another, and media on the hdd. One 670 would be more than enough, but I've never run sli before, and from the benchmarks I've seen, adding another 670 almost doubles performance in a lot of cases, and allow me to upgrade to a higher res monitor in the future (currently at 1080p). The PSU is overkill I know, but I've read that it's super high quality, fully modular, and gets over 90% efficiency. Ram is just really cheap now, so 16 gigs for 100 bucks seems like a deal to me, and I know from experience g.skill is good stuff. The processor might also be a little overkill, but I paid almost 300 when I got my Q9650 at the time 4 years ago. I like the case, but I'm a little worried about airflow and space with two video cards in a mid tower.
The things I'd consider cutting out are a gtx 670, an ssd, and getting a cheaper mobo. That would drop me to just a little over 2k I think.
My current PC runs most of what I play just fine, I just haven't built a whole new rig in a while, and I need to scratch the itch.