Hello, I am building a computer that is for daily use (not for gaming). I plan to use it only to surf the internet, watch videos, and word documents. However, I may have intentions of making it a gaming computer (buying a video card later) in the future. I have a budget of (give or take) $850. These are the parts I picked now:
Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 Desktop Motherboard
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 1600 Memory
WD 2TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Corsair 200R Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair CXM CX500M 500W Modular Power Supply
Windows 7 Home Premium
Total price of $870
What are your opinion(s) on these items? Have you used any of these parts?
Please comment below.
for the money buy a 4670k cpu and a asus -a mb that mb for it price let you latter sli or crossfire if you turn this into a gaming rig. the 4670 and 4770k in reg desktop aps will run the same speed. the i7 just has hyperthreading that only few programs now use. your better off using the saving for a better mb or a boot ssd. also check that power supply been haswell tested. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cx-series-cx500m-modular-a...
says it not for haswell low power states.
also look for a power supply with fan that can be turned off under low load. most of the better power supply the power supply fan is a pmw fan and will spin up only when needed.