I gathered a handful of components to suite my needs, I live in Canada so I will be using TigerDirect.ca for all my computer part purchasing. (I could use NCIX.com or newegg.ca as well but I find that TigerDirect.ca has the best pricings for Canadians)
Also, I have a budget limit of $1,300 CND max (About $1,250 USD).
I will be doing a lot of 3D animation, graphic design, video editting etc on this computer (and a little bit of gaming)
I would like to build a computer that would last me for a long time but I don't have a very good budget right now so I'm leaning towards few guidelines:
I would like to upgrade my graphic cards later on to 2 x SLI to run up to 4 Monitor display so I want to buy best bang for buck GFX card for now
I would like to upgrade my RAM to a better quality + larger memory so I want to buy best bang for buck RAM for now
I'm extremely sensitive to computer fan sound and I would like to build a computer that is very very quiet (without having to spend hundreds of dollars for a liquid cooling system)
I haven't picked a CPU Heatsink/Cooler yet, I would like to spend $50~ on this but I couldn't find one with a good review under $50. If you could suggest me a quiet CPU Heatsink/Cooler to replace the stock, I would really appreciate it!
Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case SLI Ready
MSI X58 Platinum SLI Motherboard - LGA1366, Intel X58, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, Hyperthreading support
Asus P6T Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, RAID, Hyperthreading support
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail
Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM)
BFG GeForce GTS 250 OC Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048), CL7
Feel free to give me suggestions or opinions
Also, what OS do you guys recommend? I was leaning towards Windows 7 64-bit but I wasn't too sure about the compatibility and stability.
Thank you so much!
Edited by ovvyiljs, 22 October 2009 - 02:33 AM.