This is going to be my first attempt at a homebuilt computer. I've been reading through these forums, looking at various builds.. Hopefully I've learned enough to plan a decent build. Hopefully putting it all together won't be too difficult!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week.
BUDGET RANGE: Around 1500-1700 AUD. (~1350-1530 USD)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
2. Surfing the web
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS. I have Windows 7 HP.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: MSY technologies is my 1st choice www.msy.com.au. There's also www.staticice.com.au, which compares prices between different stores. MSY is closest and has a decent rep, hence my preference for them.
PARTS PREFERENCES: None really.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, as a beginner's attempt
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at this stage. Might do so later.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Probably 1920x1200.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: How much wattage do I need? I'm going with 750W, feel free to correct me.
CURRENT BUILD (All prices quoted from MSY website):
MOBO: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $238 OR G-B P55A-UD4P $219
CPU: i5-750 $229
GPU: HD 5850 $370
MONITOR: 23" ACER X233HB $195 ($156 after $39 cashback)
Abit of a noob question: I was also thinking, should I get a monitor of native resolution 1680x1050? At that resolution, my HD 5850 would go a bit further before I would have to replace it.
I was thinking of getting an Intel X25-V SSD off Amazon for ~140 AUD. However from what I've seen on these forums, people seem to have differing opinions on SSDs. So I haven't included it in the build.
Another noob question: Could anyone recommend a wireless network adaptor? I need one until I move into my new place, where I will have a fixed net connection.