APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ~ New Year BUDGET RANGE: 750 - 850 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Modeling, Movies, other ***. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel OVERCLOCKING: some SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 19" ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Upgradeable
Rosewill is rubbish. Corsair or Antec all the way, OCZ and Seasonic are decent as well.
The combo is good. Gigabyte mobo's are great and the i5 is a brilliant CPU.
Future proof? No PC is completely future-proof, but it should last 4 years at least. You might need to replace the graphics card (or add a second 5770), but that won't be till quite some years.
Is it upgradeable? GPU of course is, CPU isn't I'm afraid. All CPU's planned for the 1156 socket are budget ones, the i5-750 is the most powerful you're gonna get. AMD's AM3 platform offers roughly identical performance and will be upgradeable for years to come (new generation quad cores and the first generation of 6-cores at the very least). If you are willing to spend a few $100 more for identical gaming performance, intel's 1366 socket also offers upgradeability through intel's future 6-cores, but these will cost $1500...
This better be a chocolate chip cookie or I wasted my time
1. maybe, it is good, but if you spent an hour getting better indivdual combos you could beat it.
2.i have a rosewill in a pc i just built for a friend, i have had no problemos, but they do get bad reviews, so ehhhh
3.yes this build is future proof
4.yes it is very upgrable the entire 5000 series and the i3 and whatever else can go on there
take a look at this build:
The i3 is WEAKER than the i5 (it's intels budget line). That's not upgradeable, that's downgradeable.
Great GPU/PSU combo!
Plextor carries a price tag that's not justified. Samsung/Sony Optiarc/LG alternatives are equal and cheaper.
XCLIO is a brand completely unknown to me, so I won't comment.
There are better, less noisy and cheaper alternatives to the Zalman. The Scythe Mugen 2 for example, it's one of the best and most silent coolers on the market. On a budget, the 212 the TS suggested is great.
yea i know the i3 is weaker, but there are going to be other 1156 sockets, i just dont know what they will be called, so i just used i3.i have an xclio case, and they rock. and that case has 1 250mm fan and 4 120mm fans so extreme cooling on a budget. i really dont care what you do with the dvd thing, anything works. and yes there are better alternatives to the zalman like this:
any of the 4 will work, and work well, and im sure im leaving out something like the v8 but whatever. also that mobo cpu combo is also great because you get a quality board with sata 6 and usb 3 for a great price.