So I need a desktop and for the longest time I planned on purchasing a maingear. Then my coworker told me I could save a bit if I build it myself. So this is my first build and hopefully with a bit of help I will be successful.
~Do I need more than 500GB of memory?
~What should I choose for an optical drive (I think I just need one)?
~How do I choose the right power supply?
~I like the CM Storm Stryker case , is that enough room or too much room? Should I go full tower or mid tower?
~Do I have too much ram?
~The case I like comes with a fan, should I still buy another possibly better fan. If so, any recommendations?
~Should I overclock?
~Would it be possible to have two monitors? I want to be able to play my game on one and browse on the other. What would I need to accomplish this?
~I currently have wifi so what do I need to connect my computer?
Im really hoping that I have chosen the right parts. If there is a cheaper alternative or another product that is worth the extra money then please let me know.
I really do appreciate any and all help.
Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 1st 2014 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photoshop, movies/tv/youtube/music, document/powerpoint Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com or Frys Country: USA (more specifically Southern California) Overclocking: maybe Budget Range:$4,000 max Additional Comments: I want my games to run smoothly and look amazing Monitor Resolution: havent decided on my monitors yet SLI or Crossfire:Maybe?
1 Do you really need i7 4820k for gaming? i 7 is overkill for gaming, i5 4670k will do the job just fine
2 The case have enough room to accommodate parts you have listed above.
3 Better go with single more powerful GPU, something like GTX780ti or if you have the time, just wait, the GTX800 series are just 2-3 months away.
4 It is possible to use dual monitor setup.
5 Better use 250GB SSD ass bootable device, and 1 or 2 TB HDD as a storage.