So I'm starting my new build and it's a tricky time for computers because of the price and performance of DD3 (it's here ! it's expensive as hell ! and it isn't all that impressive !
So with that in mind, this build is not a cheap one by any means (~$1600USD)
I know it might seem weird that I have nearly a $500 mobo and yet I'm running $80 DD2 RAM...that is because I'll be looking to toss 4-6 gigs of DD3 2000 once prices start to drop ( my research shows DD3 doesn't start performing above DD2 until +1600 )
So any suggestions for different pieces, just include a link, probably building this beast next month or so sometime, so I'll be sure to watch the price changes.
My intention was a somewhat thrifty build, but with core components ( mobo, cpu) being overly awesome
mobo- asus striker 2 790i ultra
(really wanted the q9450 .. I can almost justify the $100 more for double the L2 cache..)
gfx- evga 8800gts 512
memory- standard mushkin 4(2x2) DD2 800
Like I said, I'd love to go with the DD3 but I only want the 2000 and I can't fork out ~$450 just for memory right now :P
So mainly looking for feedback on my cpu problem, stick with the 9300 or go with the 9450..
I rarely go with the 'biggest and best' flashy mobo..but I want the DD3 2000 support..
Oh the choices !