SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I'm mostly going to be running doing 3D modeling and Matlab/Simulink, but I also want to be able to game on it.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)
Ok here is what I'm thinking about as my build. I've been doing a lot of research and I think I've got my machine. Please let me know what you guys think about it. This is my first time building my own machine, I'm very interested in what you guys say on both sides of the criticism spectrum.
So that is pretty much my build, its a little more expensive than I was hoping, my budget allows for <= 1000 but I think I can swing it, the total price from newegg is 1125 + shipping. I'm going to run Windows 7 x64, Solidworks, Matlab/Simulink, and also high end gaming (if time allows)
CPU: good, might wanna i5, but we will stick to i7
MOBO: good, but could do better
RAM: for the i7 you are suppost to have 3x2 gig kits, since it is triple channel (ill show you in my build)
PSU: rosewill psu+i7 build=asking for trouble...rosewill doesnt exactly have the best track record for psus, so you might want to get a corsair, ocz, silverstone, antec...
GPU: i would get the 5770, more powerful than that card, and it has dx11, and doesnt cost too much more...
HDD: lol havent seen a raptor in a while...the raptor is a waste, since ssds are wayyyyyy faster, safer, cooler, and not at that capacity, but they are becoming cheaper. i would get a 30-60 gb ssd for you os and a few important programs for super speed, and put the rest on a 1 Tb samsung f3.
i must be missing something, that is good and all, but wheres the ssd to replace the raptor? and it is enough, but dont you think that 550 is cuuting it a bit close on the psu for any upgradability...besides that its good, although i dont think i would get the 1200 for this build
@sap86 asus is better imo, also they have a better implementation of sata 6 and usb 3, and i have had better experiences with asus, though i havent had bad ones with gigabyte.
@aford10 yeah, i know that it can easily do a single card set up, but what if he wants to do crossfire...theres no way he can do it with that psu. yes i know the f3 is amazing, i have it in my build too, but i also included a boot drive 40 gig ssd, so i was just wondering why you didnt...the antec 1200 is GREAT, believe me i know, but this is more of a video editing rig, not gaming, so i think that the 1200 is a bit overkill, he should have more of a 300 illusion type case.
im just saying, better to have to much than not enough with the psu, the ssd is a very attractive feature, obviously not a necessity, but very helpful, and i think it does. if you are gaming then you want something with lcs holes, tons of air flow, probably some more leds, lots of space, and stuff like that. pros want more of the less flashy, they dont usually need as much airflow, and i have noticed they like mid towers much more than full towers. the 1200 is great and all, but a little more than what i would assume he needs. i was just saying with the addition of some better parts for 64$ (bigger hdd, 40 gig ssd, bigger psu, better ram) i was just saying that the case seems to be taking up more of the budget than it should, so that you can put in said better parts. believe me im not trying to argue, insult you, or be a jerk, lol cuz the last time i said that my build seemed better, the person went on calling me a high schooler
If I was building a personal/pleasure machine, I would for sure go with a SSD boot drive. But for a more professional build, it's just not a necessity.
The 1200 case is no more 'flashy' than the Azza you picked out. If anything, it's less. It doesn't have that 230mm LED fan on the side. With the combo discount, the price between the two isn't much. With that choice, personally, I'd go with the 1200.