I'm fairly new to building my own pc from scratch, so the parts I've selected probably do not make a lot of sense. I'm very open to suggestions on replacing any of the parts (as long as it's within budget haha). In particular, I was wondering if there are any better/more cost-efficient motherboards with USB3/SATA3 that will work for me. Also I listed two DDR3 rams from G.SKILL because I cannot decide if it's worth spending extra money for the Ripjaws.
Can anyone give me some advice on improving this build, or confirm for me the build above is actually compatible?
Also which RAM should I get? Are the Ripjaws really worth it?
Thanks for the quick reply! No, I do not need a DVD Drive, and as for the OS I may be able to purchase it from a friend locally so I guess that would be a no as well unless it is incredibly cheap. I'll update the first post with this information.
Ah okay, I wasn't sure how much power was needed for this system but if the Corsair one is enough I'd rather save some money with it
As for the A-DATA ram, is there a reason why those would work better than the G.SKILL ones? I've used some G.SKILL ram in the past and it was great so if the difference is small I'd prefer sticking with that brand.
Thanks for the help!
(updated first post)
I'm likely going to order the parts within a day or two, could someone advise some alternatives for the motherboard? I picked that one because it was a combo-deal with the CPU and it seemed up-to-date with USB3/SATA3.. but if there are other options to look at that'd be great too!
First off I think you have made some solid choices. I have been a long time fan of GB motherboards and just made myself a new build based around one. I also support you in going for G.Skill ram, the basic stuff should do you just fine and the heat spreaders on the A-DATA and Ripjaws will do almost nothing for a stock build. (I am guessing a very minor overclock if any at all based on the lack of aftermarket heat sink/fan) The hard drive seems another good choice, I just got a 1TB version for the same drive for storage, no complaints. Looking at the prices on CPUs you seem to be in the sweet spot there as well.
A couple of things I might do differently, though. I question the value on the 5770 you have there, partially because I just got a couple of them for US$130 each. A 5750 is probably enough video card to run the resolutions you stated. The Gigabyte MB may be a bit of overkill if you are not planning on overclocking, but I hate to steer you away from what is probably a rock solid board. It was interesting looking at the relative scarcity of combo deals on newegg.ca but the MSI 870-G45 would be one I would consider in your situation. The trade-off would be no usb3.0 which has some value, but sata 6.0GB is largely a marketing gimmick IMO (what sata devices are you using that will be bottlenecked by 3Gb/s?). Those things said, you ARE under your budget so $30 might be worth the trade-off for a board you are confident in.
Almost forgot, add some arctic silver to your cart. I don't know is the pre-applied crap has gotten any better in the last few years because I don't even bother testing it any more. It goes away and I use the quality stuff, even with a stock heat sink.
Thanks for helping me decide on the ram! For the moment there will be minor overlocking for me, so it's good to know the regular G.SKILL ram will suffice.
To be honest I was originally looking at the 5750, but after picking out majority of the other parts I realized I could afford an upgrade somewhere and decided to pick out the better card (5830 was pushing it). I'll take a look at the MSI 870-G45 mobo as well, although I would prefer having usb3 for future purposes (will be doing a ton of data transfer with external HDDs). Nice to have alternatives to pick from!
Glad you replied, I couldn't think of the name yesterday but you may want to check http://ncix.com/ to see if you can save a bit of money. They pricematch for their Canadian customers and I have heard you can save quite a bit on shipping. No personal experience with them but they seem to have a good reputation.