Hey guys. I haven't been around here in a few years (I used to have thousands of posts but they've disappeared oh nooooo)...don't recognize many names anymore. Only one I really recognize is Trotter (congrats on admin...love the new site). Anyways...I'm building a computer and i was wondering if you guys could weigh in on it. I'm wanting it to be a powerhouse that's going to last me 4-5 years. I'm trying to stay under $1800 or so.
Case ($54.98): Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Link
Processor ($598.98): Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W - Link
Mobo ($232.98): ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Link
RAM($139.99): OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048) - Link
SSHDD($89.99): OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2 30GB - Link
HDD($199.98): 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA - Link
GPU($169.99): XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Link
PSU($49.99): OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 - Link
BluRay Drive($68.97): LITE-ON Black Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - Link
DVDRW($55.98): Sony Optiarc Black 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - Link
CF Reader($19.99): Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB - Link
Thermal Paste($8.48): Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - Link
Total price = $1,682.30
I'm planning on using the SSD as my OS disk (Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit) and the 2, 1 TB drives in raid 0 as my data disk. I'm also planning on buying two of these
for a dual monitor setup.
I'm not going to be doing all that much gaming, but I need a quality GPU to support the high resolutions I want + 3 video outputs. I do a lot of photo and a little video editing.
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention that all these prices are after rebates/shipping, etc