Hey everyone! It's been a few months, I think back in March I posted specs for a potential new machine I wanted to build, but I never got around to it unfortunately. My motherboard just crapped out on me this morning, and I've been planning on upgrading for a while now anyways (hence the post back in March) so I figured now is as good a time as ever. Since it's been over 6 months, a few things seem to have changed, but overall the build should be quite similar.
I say probably
ordering this weekend since the motherboard I planned on purchasing is out of stock. If you guys agree it is a good choice, I'll wait for it. I'm not opposed to a different motherboard, but I value reliability over performance and I've had quite a few ASUS motherboards (some over 8 years old) and none of them are dead... unlike my 3 year old Gigabyte that just died.
As always, I wanted to run it by this community first. I've always trusted and appreciated the help from you guys. If you wouldn't mind, I'd be grateful if you'd browse over this component list and let me know if I made an unwise decision somewhere.
A quick note about this build:
I will be reusing my current computer case, monitors, keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card, and I have Windows 7 Professional.
Motherboard - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 ($269.99):
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor - Intel i7-930 ($284.99) [Is 920 gone now?]
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB 3x2GB ($144.99):
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998681
Video Card - EVGA 480GTX ($439.99) [After MIR, of course]:
Newegg.com - EVGA 015-P3-1480-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU - Corsair HX 1000W ($229.99) [I have 4 HDD's and I might go SLI, that's why the 1000W]
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Heatsink - Prolimatech Megahalems ($62.00):
Newegg.com - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
Fans for Heatsink - 2x Silverstone FM121 120mm (2x$18.70):
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm Case Fan