Wrong topic, but can someone let me know what they think about this? I'm not looking to spend anything other than the current total though
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
ASUS P8Z77-V ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Free with mobo purchase
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W Power Supply $59.99
nMEDIAPC Black HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case $69.99 (for my old computer. Using that case for this one and turning that into an htpc)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 100315L Video Card with Eyefinity $149.99
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $69.99
Grand Total: $849.94
Also got a $15 gift card and $40 in rebates coming. Trying to take advantage of these weekend sales at newegg so I decided to post here looking for a quick response. I'm happy with all this stuff just checking if it will all work well together or if I can get something better/cheaper elsewhere. Thanks guys!
I just built a system, have some $$$ saving tips:
Get the i5-3570($230 on amazon) if your main use is gaming. you can research yourself, but there is only a few % difference in most games between the two and the 3570 will save you some cash. With the card you choose the i7 seems like an odd match anyway, I'd suggest using the money save on the i5 toward a better/newer card. The strides made in the current GPU generation with DX11 & tessellation are substantial. and I havent heard about any big new DX updates coming, DX11 could be like 9 and stay with us for a while, meaning a decent DX11 card will hold you over a bit longer. For $60 of the savings can net you a VisionTek 7850 instead at amazon, so you still come out ahead
Dump the Agility 3, when amazon has the 128GB agility 4 for $55 AR right now(are you a CAG or an imposter? really man, use a deals site). And if you can, look for or wait for a deal on a Samsung 830 SSD drive. its faster and more reliable, and on sale NO more than $20 more than that 3.
My new rig(Hadn't had one in YEARS, so I was tempted to go crazy until the CAg in me kicked in):
Corsair C70 Vengeance (drab green) case
(Extra two Corsair Performance AF fans in the side window)
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600 Memory
MSi GTX 660Ti Power Edition 2GDR/OC
Samsung 830 256GB
HSGT 7K3000 2TB
Corsair H100 CPU cooler
I had it run Folding at home for 8 hours, while lightly OC'd to 4.1, and the CPU never got above 38 degrees C running full throttle the entire time, so I like the cooler. Have a OC profile for over 4.3 MHz when I want to push it that far, but the system got unstable without overvolting at 4.4. Didn't want to overvolt so just stopped there
Edited by 6er, 09 September 2012 - 05:38 AM.