Hi there, been years since i posted here, im an old old member :P Im lookin to replace my gaming system which is extrememly long in the tooth now but remarkably still plays the latest games quite well :P
Ive read a few posts and taken on board some information with a small amount of research of my own to this point, which has given me the following list of components.
CPU - Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz Socket 2011 Box SB
Mainboard - Asus P9X79
Ram - Gskill Rip Jaws 1600 4x4GB
GPU - GTX 680
HDD (for general storage) - Seagate Baracuda 64MB 1TB for general storage
SSD (for operating system and games) - Unsure of best brand here, new to these......
Cooling - Corsair Hydro H100
Case - Corsair Vengeance Black (over full towers, to big, need to be more mobile for lans)
PSU - Will retain my current enermax
Sound - I dunno!! been looking at the asus cards which look the business.....suggestions would be nice
I thought long and hard on the CPU and decided not to take an IB core based on HT not really being a requirement at this stage still. To me the SB core cpu seems a better choice and is a little cheaper...runs at a nice clock speed to and some nice head room with added cooling of the hydro H100. Ram is nice and compatible with mainboard
All up im lookin at around 1.5k US$ not including shipping to NZ (have a mate living in US you can recieve for me and send them on)
I would like the pros to pick my selections apart if required, i just need to know if im close to an optimum system for the cash...... thanks.