<skip this part if you don't care for background info>
I'm new. I'm from Israel (yeah, i know
), and i'm buying a new computer soon.
I've been using my Barton 2500+/GF4MX400 for the last 6 years or so, and it served me well,
but i figure it's about time i'll upgrade, right ?
Considering the fact that i'll probably stick with this build for the next 6 years or so, i'm going high end. Consider the fact I'm from the middle east, and Taxing + Disturbution costs nearly double the Month-old technologies that get here, my high end ain't probably your high end.
Also, i can't buy from newegg (it's pretty popular around this forums, eh).
The current build will cost me about 1750$ (or 1500$ without the screen), and that's around the area i'd like to stay - money wise. So if you suggest i'll upgrade something, please suggest what i should downgrade instead too...
The computer will mostly be used for games and audio recording/editing.. maybe some video editing down the road. Overclocking is something i'll probably get into later on, when i'll need it (circa 2012~, if i'm lucky, or 2010, if i'm not
So far these are the specs i think i'll go for :
: i7 920
: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
: 3x2GB G.Skill NQ Edition Triple Channel
: Sapphire HD 5770 New Edition 1GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E
: WD Caviar Green 1 TB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache
: DVD±RW GH22LS50 x22 Black LightScribe Sata Retail
: ThermalTake V9 Mid Tower Black Gaming Case VJ40001W2Z (No PSU)
: Chieftec 750W Modular 14cm fan, Active PFC, (24pin)
: LG W2261VP 21.5'' LCD 2ms 1:50000 DVI HDMI WideScreen Black (Already Bought)
: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 (Retail)
And now, for my conflicts/considerations :
Mobo - should i invest extra money in getting the Asus' P6X58D ?
I seriously considered it for the USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb, figuring i'm gonna need the new technologies when my computer's rendered and antique 6 years from now.. but I can instead buy a USB 3.0 pci card when it comes out, and untill they utilize Sata II's efficeny without crazy SSD drives, i shouldn't care for the sata 6gb.
And what about Gigabyte / EVGA ? do they have better/less costly/more reliable equivalent offers ?
GPU - i know it's a tad weak, but i figured it'll do for the next 6 months or so, and if it'll really bother me i'll buy another one and SLI it, or just upgrade it.. but for a time, i considered going for the i5 720 and buying a 5870 with the extra cash downgrading cpu/mobo/memory.. is that a better choice ? will the 5770 utilize my cpu/triple channel memory ?
Hard Drive - should i instead of the Caviar Green 64MB go for the Caviar Black 32MB ? i heared they are faster and more reliable...
Case - How important is it really ? should i invest 50$ and buy a better one ?
Customized cooling - Should i ?!
That's it. I'm also planning on buying a crazy *** sound card in the next couple of months, so i don't care about crappy mobo sound quality.
Thanks in advance,