Originally Posted by aliasaid
so just to be clear, this guy doesn't do any gaming at all?! AND TELL HIM TO STOP BUYING!! lol..
why on earth would he buy 2 OSs?
5870 seems ridiculously overkill for just watching movies. A 5770 would also be overkill for just movies; i would go with a 5750... but just in case you could stick with the 5770.
He should get the core i7 920 so that he's good for a few years. Case is rather expensive, he can get something nice for a lot cheaper.
None! I've told him so many times, but he refuses to listen. He INSISTS that I build him a really good
I don't know who told him or where he got this info from, but he thinks that a really good graphics card will eliminate any buffering of streaming videos...
I just can't get through to him... but it's his money.
He wants to dual boot... windows. I tried explaining to him that it's pointless, but...
I'll go with the 5770 as it's a lot cheaper, and also the i7 920. Thanks!
If I change it to i7, then I'd need a new mobo, right?
Are either of these suitable for the job?
ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
Or should I get something else?
Ram would need to be changed too...
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
or G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
He suggested the case himself, so I thought he might want it... but how's the Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower
? He wants a full tower...
Thanks for all the replies so far!