I'm looking to order the parts for my new build soon, so that I can assemble it and be kicking butt over Christmas vacation. I think I've posted versions of it before, but this is the final one. If possible, I'd like some final feedback before I order the parts (hopefully tommorrow).
CPU: i7 920
Motherboard: Gigabyte UD5
RAM: G. Skill 3 x 1 GB 1600
GPU: HD 4870 1GB
PSU: Corsair 650W
Case: Antec 1200
Monitor: Acer 22" Widescreen
Planning on getting the Thermalright Ultra 1366 for my 920, and OC'ing to at least 3.2 (probably 3.5). I also want to get two fans for the extra slots on the Antec 1200.
The GPU decision is between the 4870 1GB and the GTX 260 C216 at the moment. I'm leaning towards the 4870, as I believe it's the more powerful card individually. However, if I want to Xfire or SLI, the C216 scales better right? Except, there's no real reason to go multiple GPU at my res anyway, 1680 x 1050 - I think I'll be fine with the 4870 1GB. Also, are the drivers that bad with the 4870? That's the only con for me right now, since I should be able to take care of it's hotness by speeding up the fan/ Antec 1200's airflow owns anyway. Anything wrong here?
I'm thinking another possible choice with the mobo is the EVGA x58. I pretty much think any x58 mobo ATM will be fine with features and overclockability (I only want 3.5GHZ at most), I think I'm just stuck on PCI bandwidth right now. The EVGA is just as good as the Gigabyte in terms of that, any other reason I should go with either?