Hey guys im building my first pc.
I dont do a lot of gaming, but a little of graphic (Photoshop etc)
I Have a current budget of 650-675$
I Have a Graphics card (XFX 7770)
I Need os and all that.
This is my current build.
Also i want to buy all parts from 1 site.
Cooler Master Storm Stryker
ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 Mobo
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Antec Kuhler H2O 620
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w
I know the CM Storm Stryker is like 160$ but Case really matters to me. I Need a good stylish looking case with a side window. (Mesh is Mabye ok Dependable)
How many Coolmasters are on there (7 including yours)? Now count how many times you see Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, XFX (none).
If the CPU is the brains of the computer the power supply is the heart and blood of the computer. It is the single most important component in the computer because if it is bad it can kill every component it touches.
25% of your budget for your case is steep. I don't know how you define "manly" because a 27lb steel case is certainly no wimp.