Hey, guys. I would love and appreciate some suggestions on my first build.
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July 27, 2010, 11:37 PM
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To be honest for what your looking to do with this system you could save alot of money by going with either an AMD build (X4 955, X6 1055) or a 1156 build (I3 530, I5 750) But still have MORE then enough horsepower to get the job done. I do alot of photo editing in lightroom and photoshop, as well as some 3dsmax work and the i3 530 has never come close to lagging behind. Personally I would go with a lower priced CPU/MB/Ram setup and spend the extra money on a bigger video card.
What Resolution will you be gaming at exactly?
These are just my humble opinions, Im in a very similar position as you and I just see the i7 as being overkill for anyone other then benchmarkers, but it really depends on how much money you wanna throw at your build.
I'd like to be able to game on the full 1080, and I'm pretty set on getting two monitors. I'm keeping in mind for the future that I'd like to get another video card for sli.
My bf's also mentioning that amd and 1156 mobos are bad for new gen sli.
Valid suggestions though. What do you think should be a good price range then for what I'm looking for? Am I going crazy with some of the components?
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