Ok so I want to build a Gaming PC that's small. I just don't want a massive huge tower sitting around. Quiet is a plus. OC ability is not required but I woudn't say no. I want to be able to play games like Shogun 2 and Cryis 3 and Bioshock infinite at decent levels.
I'm in China but have US embassy postage which is like being in the US.
I plan on buyin in the next couple of months. Hopefully have it all up and running by June. I'd like for it to not need to be upgraded for about 2 years.
Here's what I've got so far:
case: Silverstone Temjin TJ08/NZXT vulcan (Help me choose please)
mobo:Maximus V Gene/ASRock z77
pro4-M mATX (Help me choose please, or a cheaper one, as long as it gets the job done)
4. No game will use more than 2-3gb. 8gb is sufficient unless you are doing heavy multitasking.
Buy a low profile2 x 4gb kit of ddr3 1600.
5. A 7970 will run on a 550w psu. You are good there. 650w is a good size. Seasonic, antec, corsair, xfx are all good.
6. use a 120gb ssd at least. It will hold the os and a handful of games. If you can manage 240gb, you may not need a hard drive for a long time.
My preference would be Intel or Samsung for reliability.