I live in ireland and i am deciding to make a custom build pc as i am fed up of the lag and low quality i experience with my current ASUS intel B820 1.7GHZ intel celuron laptop.
My budget is around 1000 euros and i have already lined up a few hopefuls for my new pc. I would expect my pc to run the following games at ultra settings.
-Infestation survivor stories
-Battlefield 3 and 4 when its out.
This is what i have in mind for now. I am only including a case, graphics card and processor in my list as i want you guys to help me with what else i need as this is my first custom build.
computer case -
Fractal Design R4
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
first of all, rather go for a 4670k haswell processor and a newer mobo. it has a pretty big performance boost and is more future proof. 2nd you may want to get a more recent gpu such as a gtx 770(is is a very simmilar price.)
I suggest you spend a little less on the motherboard as the one you have now (dont get me wrong its a great mobo) is more for enthusists and people running 3-4 way sli/crossfire. Here is one to go with the 4670k:
AsRock H87 Fatal1ty performance is a good motherboard with the same colour scheme.
What you need now is a PSU/RAM/COOLER and SSD/HDD?
Go with Corsair Vengeance ram as its cheap and reliable. Go for 1600mhz, i believe this is the sweet spot (You can overclock ram too if you want).
As for PSU go for 800-1000Watts as it give you the option to sli your graphics card if you ever want to upgrade.
Corsair and Seasonic are reliable brands. (Find as PSU with 80+ Bronze/silver/gold/plat certification).
A cooler is optional as the cpu comes with a heatsiink. BUUUUUUT its a bad one.. really bad. If your not going to overclock or run your computer for days at a time then just go with the stock heatsink. Now if you want to do all this crazy stuff then fin a fan that is silent.. Here are a few of my favs:
> Thermaltake Frio OCK Silent
> Noctua NH-D14(or D12)
> Corsair H100i or H80i (Watercooling option (More expensive)).
For storage get a 128GB SSD for around $100 USD for your OS and 1-2TB HDD. Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm you can get for cheap now-a-day and is one of my fav drives!
also, asrock boards are not very reliable. you should rather go for the board you picked, or some other one by asus or gigabyte.
You are right with AsRock being somewhat unreliable, but the price to performance is what im looking at. If you want to splash more money sure, i have an AsRock board and have had zero problems. I got it because it was $60 cheaper than the Gigabyte counterpart..
is this a decent psu to use for this build ??
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply