Originally Posted by hendrix
yes please do. I'm gonna have a go at building a PC in February, so i'll be following this thread with interest. Probably around the same specs as yours. maybe the i7 will be cheaper by then
Micro Center has i7-930 for ~$199 right now. By far the cheapest you'll find anywhere.
Originally Posted by XenoX101
Well it urns out I was confusing the P7P55D-LE with the P7P55D and P7P55D PRO, with only the latter two providing 8x/8x SLI or Crossfire, oops!
Anyway thanks to the input I received, I've since done some research and taken on board what people said, and have revised the build to come up with this.
CPU: Intel Core i5-760
MB: Asus P7P55D PRO
Sound: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
PSU: Antec TruePower New Series 750W - blue led
Video: MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB Overclocked
Ram: G.skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz (2x2G) F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
HD: Samsung F3 1 TB
Will post when I finally get it built /w benchmarks and total cost for anyone in a similar position. Though finally would like to ask if anyone can see any room for improvement or issues with the build as before, just in case I missed something or there's an issue with the revised choice of parts.
I think that's a good build. Very versatile mobo supporting CF and SLI, modular PSU, can OC the crap outta that 760, and everything else looks good.
The only thing that worries me is heat. The 460 doesn't seem to exhaust the hot air directly out the rear. Hope you case can handle getting rid of the hot air without getting the rest of your components too warm. Also, do you plan on using the stock intel Heatsink-Fan? I'd suggest upgrading to a tower style and point it to exhause out the rear of the case.