Trying to narrow in on my build, would like to know if these parts are compatible and if these are the best choices from microcenter for a build of this nature. Needs to be through microcenter as its only 30 min. from me and I can get it today
Well, this looks pretty good. Supports the 1600hz RAM and, after rebates is actually 2$'s cheaper. It supports SLI and has "intelligent over-clocking features." But before you buy it would probably be best to wait and get a third opinion.
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to actually link what i was talking about 2 posts up;
I'm also not too familiar with the PSU brand. It might be worth putting some of the money saved from the case into a corsair PSU, with will save money as it can be used in other builds and is more efficient with the energy it uses, which saves on electric bill.
Although, in saying that i can't seem to find any corsair PSU's on the site under 650W.
At what point do you reach an overkill status of building a machine?
I will be using this machine to play starcraft II (over 10 years of waiting ), do general office work (MS Apps), internet surfing, and so forth. I am learning how to do high level programming, so I may use this to learn on, but I have a laptop for work so my work stuff will be maintained on there.
What other things can we do these days on a computer other than gaming, video editing, development, office use and net? I want to eventually build a custom app to run my household stuff on such as security system, lighting tv recording etc. But I think I'm a ways out from that.
I guess I"m looking to build a machine that will last me a couple of years to handle general use, light high level development like website design and coding, and some gaming. But having a milisecond of an edge over a competitor in a game isn't that important to me, just need to be able to engulf in recreational gaming.
In the world of mtn biking and snowboarding, we call this weekend warrior activity.
I'm off to microcenter and hope to pick up some more traffic on this post via my phone before I get there