Hi. I am looking to build a new pc. I have replaced every item inside of a pc in my job but have never built a pc from scratch. I am trying to learn as much as possible on this website and through my job but am uncertain when it comes to matching components. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month
BUDGET RANGE: 950-1000 (would like to stay as close to this range as possible)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: a little gaming, MS office applications, internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I really want to stick with the Intel i5 and an Asus mb. No preferences on the rest of the build.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
I will be buying Windows 7 from the university I attend so I didn't add it in here. Also, do I need to buy thermal paste?
I think I can get $50 off with a combo on the PSU and case on New Egg.
Here is the list I have come up with. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me even if it means I have to redo the whole list aside from the cpu. Thank you!
Thanks for the reply. Any reason to buy a Gigabyte mb over the Asus or vice versa? A few people I work with are big on Asus so that is what I chose. Also, what do you think of the video card - is it good enough ?
Thank you so much for your replies. Here is my revised list. I changed a few things according to your replies. I did stick with the 700w because with the combo it is cheaper. Is the 700w ok with what I have? Also, do I need to buy anything else - more fans? paste (doesn't it come with it? whenever I have replaced an mb it always has some in the box)
thats great, the ocz is a little cheaper, and just as good, but they are both great. 700 watts is plenty for that, and more then enough for crossfiring the 5770. more fans arent needed, the haf has plenty of airflow, and the cpu almost always has paste on it, but it cant hurt to get it.
The one I have right now is 1440x900. I am going to buy something better for this new pc but haven't even started looking yet. Any suggestions? I thought I could just go out to an electronics store and find a good deal but it is way too cold to do that today. Hoping to stay under $300 for the monitor.
Thank you for your advice. I made another change. I went back to the Asus motherboard and chose the Asus P7P55D Deluxe. I do not plan on Crossfiring. Is this the right choice? That pushed me up another $30 dollars but after reading forums on here I thought maybe this would be a better choice???
Ok, it has been a couple of weeks and I didn't have time to order. Now that prices have changed I changed a few things. I would appreciate any reviews or comments on my newest list of components. Also, still need a case, any suggestions?