I believe this is the link you were trying to post: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/motherboardbundles/mbb-i73930.htmlIntel Core i7 3930K - Corsair Vengence 16GB DDR3 Memory - Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard [MBB-I73930] this is insane you would never have to upgrade and i also suggest duel radeon 6870s with a 850 watt power supply and a 60gb SSD just to boot your OS on and it will load in under 10 seconds then of course a 1tb hard drive for games and stuff
You'll most likely spend a majority of the budget on the graphics card, maybe a cheaper Radion, since those are some of the best graphics cards IMO.
Thanks, infecthead, I'm thinking I'll go with your build over what I have cooked up. I checked some of the GTX 670 reviews and it looks good. Appreciate the help!
You can go with something alike a build I just did for a friend.
SilverStone Sugo SG07 Case w/ 600W PSU
Corsair XMS3 16GB DDR3 -- Optional you could switch to 8GBs (Save $60)
Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler -- Optional (Save $65)
WD Caviar Black 1TB
If you can build that build with those specs for $800 please enlighten me from where... without going AMD.His budget is $1200, not $800....
If you can build that build with those specs for $800 please enlighten me from where... without going AMD.
Sugo Series SG07-B - $185.99
Samsung Slim Drive - $23.99
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560Ti (448 Cores - Fermi - 1280MB) - $289.99
Corsair XMS3 16GB 1600 - $109.99
i5 2500k - $219.99
Win7 Pro - $139.99
Corsair h60 Liquid CPU Cooler - $60.00
WD Caviar Black 1TB - $134.99
(I used this instead due to I already had an extra drive for my friend) OCZ Vertex 4 128gig SSD - $139.99
ASRock z77e-itx - $149.99
That total comes to: $1320 without the 1TB Drive and shipping.
Guaranteed you could get some of this parts cheaper from MircoCenter and some other places, but no where near the mark of $800.
Although, if you switched MoBo, lowered the ram size to 8gbs, didn't need a Win7, you could cut around $200 off, but you'd still be in the $1100 range, because even if you switched Cases and added a different PSU, you'd be around the same price with the SG07-B case.
Sorry didn't see the 448 cores.
Anyway, granted my build has a 1TB 7200RPM HDD, no watercooling and 8GB of RAM (which is more than enough), although the GTX 670 and the i5-3570K are both better than your CPU/GPU, and I picked an ASUS Z77 MoBo (with ASUS boards being undoubtedly the best). I find it more important to spend big on CPU + GPU as this build is for gaming which plays heavily with those two components.
Also I find the 560 Ti 448 a pretty poor choice. They are only a LE, so if your friend wants to pick up another for SLI down the road it could be a bit difficult...
Well, it was a mini case, so he couldn't SLI anyways + he just wanted a travel-gaming/lan computer.
..but if you didn't see my edit, I already said your build would be the way to go, but remember if the OP doesn't have a copy of Win7 he'll have to tack on an extra $110 at the least and a like $40+ drive, lol, you forgot two small things.
and remember right now the i5 Ivy Bridge only pushes out like a 7%-18% increase from the 2500K, but there is plenty of more time for tweaks, but there is without a doubt the 670 would be a better choice, but right now the only choice really is the Galaxy one which is roughly around $439.99.