Originally Posted by mexer
Buy 2600K, is much better than 2500k becouse have hyperthreading and its like 8 cores, and in future it can be very worthly for games. And i would buy gtx580 if you want in future another to sli, othervise i would buy gtx590 and evga you buy
No, just so much fail. Please stop mutilating the English language as well as providing incorrect advice.
Originally Posted by Kreeker
Yeah, future proofing is the reason I'm going with the 2600k.
Yeah ~500$ is the budget for the gpu.
As for the PSU, I've read the 850HX can actually produce close to 1000W of power. I don't know if that's true though. What PSU would you recommend?
I would go for the i5 2500K, they generally are able to overclock better than their i7 counter-part. The i5 is all you will need for gaming, HT only comes in advantage with rendering and heavily multi-threaded apps. Save the extra money and go for a better SSD/Case/GPU/ect.
The HX850 can provide 1010w of power if needed, horrible efficiency at that rate though, but it can nonetheless. The HX and AX series are so similar, the AX850 and HX850 both qualify for gold 80+ but Corsair left the HX850 at silver, possibly for marketing towards the AX series.
If you want to SLI later, the HX850 is a good unit. If you aren't, you should look at a SeaSonic X650.
The GPU, GTX580 is good. But its getting on, something will come by soon and replace it. I would say either get the MSI Lightening GTX580 or wait. Knowing this community you're gonna go for the GTX580
And who ever is advising 2 cards now, 1 card will always be better (non-performance terms).
It is better to get the top-of-the-range GPU now with the possibility of SLI'ing it later, it will be much cheaper and provides you with a more versatile upgrade solution. Don't over commit basically Edited by Alex132 - 5/26/11 at 6:33am