I am looking at building a new computer as my current configuration is 6+ years old.
I am looking for a computer that will be "current" for a while, but not break the bank. I have no need for Peripheral's.
My price point is around $800 to $1000CND. Purchases will be made on NCIX or similar Canadian sites.
This is what I have in mind. I would appreciate comments and or suggestions that would help me make my decision. Purchase date is within 1 month.
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower (RC-932-KKN1-GP)
Corsair 750 Watt Power Supply (CMPSU-750TX)
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 (M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (HDT55TFBGRBOX)
LITEON 24X24 DVDRW SATA BULK, LIGHTSCRIBE (IHAS224-06)
WD 2.0TB 64MB Cache (Not sure if going black blue or green)
G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD (good rating on this site but I can't find them) <<OR>>
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Vid card is also up for debate. Probably run with the on-board vid for a while then upgrade, card type dependent on cash flow. I am not a serious gamer, but do enjoy some gaming. I plan to get StarCraft II as I am a fan of the original.
Not looking for the x6 for any reason other that "sort of" future proofing.
Was originally looking at the X4 965, but for the $15 dollars figured I'd go with the 1055T.
Same reason for going with 750W PSU, figure the price difference is almost pointless.
Corsair 550W for $105
Corsair 650W for $100
Corsair 750W for $110.
Actual use for computer will be minimal gaming (SC2 for sure).
Some Video encoding, and Streaming of Video for playback to TV (to xBox).
"Normal" everyday use.
The pricing I see has a $35 difference between the x4 and x6. The main difference is the 965x4 is 3.4GHz and the x6 is only 2.8GHz. The x4 is going to be noticeably (like 20%) faster for most applications.
Thanks for the responses. I will be looking into the PSU and Case suggestions.
Still not sure about the CPU, still debating between the 1055T (on sale for $210) and the 965 Black. ($197)
And has anyone heard that GSkill ram 1600 not working with this motherboard? (ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3) I have read about it a lot on the GSkill site as well as the Asus site. Just wondering if the problem is blown out of proportion or if I should go with something like