Hi, all. I would like help and suggestions on this build using the information provided I will post the components and if you guys see where I can save on one part and improve on another PLEASE let me know.
Just a note, I'm not quite comfortable with liquid cooling so I have chosen fans to include in the build. I willl also post some of the info about the use of the computer. I like games but I will probably not be playing stuff like WoW or Crysis. More like The Sims 3 in very high detail Thanks guys!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 2000-2200 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: The Sims 3 + all expansions in high detail with no lag. Multimedia (Movies, music, photo editing, pictures, some video editing and burning) and grad school work. I will also be streaming some television shows.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard & mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com (will consider amazon.com if prices are better)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ATI video card, LCD monitor
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Is there an option for noise reduction padding? Is that a good idea?? If I could get red neon lighting it would make me happy Is a second hard drive a good idea?
- What games will you be playing and what applications will you be using? The Sims 3. I would like to play The Sims 3 at the highest setting so that all detail is shown and with minimum to NO lag. I would also like the computer to be able to handle all of the Sims 3 expansions and not begin to lag. I will be using some programs like PSP X2 and Roxio Creator 2010 and other similar programs. If burn time can be sped up that would be great.
- Are you looking at adding more RAM in the future? I can if it comes with at least 4-6 gigs now.
- Will you ever be upgrading the CPU? I don't want to, I need the best I can get now that will last for 3 to 4 yrs.
Ok, here is the build. On IBP it was aroud 2000, components in newegg were 1700 before shipping. I made notes (questions) in bold.
Hi welcome to Tom's. First you can lose the sound card unless you are all about sound quality cause the mobo has a pretty good on board set up. Second if you want to save a little Newegg has a standard version of your mobo and the only difference is that you lose the dual Ethernet ports that the premium has and its about 70$ cheaper. One more thing is your memory, you can get this g.skill for a bit more and overall build will stay about the same price and you get better ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Your heat sink can maybe be changed to a Cooler master hyper 212+ you can get one for 20 bucks off micro center or 30 off amazon. It is not rated as high for cooling but it is recommended a lot.
Personally I am using the Noctua http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VKVZ1A/ref=olp_pro...
and 12gb of this Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and if fits OK.
Edit I am using the same Mobo as you have selected so i know it will fit for you.