Hey everyone. This will be my first build in well over four years. I actually intended my budget to be $1500 tops, but I went a little overboard with the Blu-ray and it came out to $1,737.72.
I am a gamer first and foremost, but I also do a little bit of everything else too. The most important part of this build is for it to be future proof so that I don't have to upgrade for the next couple of years and if I do, then the upgrades should be compatible with the rest of my system.
I play at a high resolution of 1920X1080, so please keep that in mind. Here's the build:
Cooler Master 690
EVGA X58 3-Way SLI i7
Intel i7 920
EVGA GTX260 Core 216 X2
Corsair Dominator 6GB PC3-12800
Corsair 1000W HX Series
Western Digital 1TB 32 MB Cache
Cooler Master V8 Core i7 Cooler
LG LightScribe Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo
I do have a few glaring questions.
1. First, will those GTX 260 cards fit in my mid tower case?
2. Is the mobo compatible with ATI cards as well? On Newegg's site it says it's SLI and Crossfire compatible, but it doesn't say that on Amazon. And is my power supply good enough? I hear Corsair's the most trusted brand for PSUs, so that's what I went for. And will the 1000W still be good enough if I added a third GTX 260 and maybe another 1TB hard drive down the line?
3. Will I need to buy any extra case fans for good ventilation?
Your feedback is really appreciated. Thanks!
In case you're wondering why I'm buying from Amazon, it's because Newegg's tax and shipping charges make it a much more expensive option after I compared the two.