System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing Internet, Video Editing, Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel i7 with a 24" LCD
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: i would like to buy 24" lcd it is going to be dependent to the new monitor
I build this system below but i am not sure about the parts yet, i am waiting for the suggestions for the all parts , basically i am going to use for web surfing and general usage, mostly i use the multiple applications at the same time thats why i give more importance to memory and cpu.thanks for any advice
If you go with an x58 motherboard, you also want to switch to 6GB (3x2GB) RAM as it uses triple channel memory.
If you stick with a p55 motherboard you should stick with 4GB RAM unless you are sure your application will use more than that. There isnt any benefit to powering 4GB of RAM that you never actually use.
Instead of that old model caviar black, get the Samsung F3 1TB for the same price. Its larger and faster. If you do want a WD black, look at the 1TB "FAEX" model (not the "FALS" model) since it is also a new, fast design.
Thanks for the good suggestions jason and dndhatcher. I changed the motherboard to x85a-udr , memory to 3x 2gb corsair and also added 2 samsung f3 1tb for raid 0 , do you have any advice on those parts? do you think the case and other parts are good?
To answer your question above. Almost any SSD will give you drastically better performance when compared to a traditional hard drive, at the cost of storage space. You might consider using an SSD as your boot drive (Keep your OS, and other applications, like games and what not, installed on there) and then using a regular hard drive(s) for data storage as needed.
To critique your build, everything looks good. There are only 2 suggestions I have. First, you haven't listed a CPU heat sink. You can use the stock cooler that Intel ships with the processor but you probably won't be able to get much overclocking in, if that even matters to you. The second suggestion is getting a higher rated PSU. Something in the 750W+ range. If you decide down the road that you want to add a second graphics card that 650W PSU is not going to cut it. A single GTX 470 consumes 350W+ under heavy gaming. And if you do decide to get a different PSU make sure it is a quality one and is 80+ certified. Skimping on a PSU is a good way to fry your other, more expensive, components.
Thank you for your suggestions, i changed the my build to , one ssd for the boot and one sata disk for the storage ,the reason i select the crusial ssd 128gb is " its the only ssd that supports 6gb transfer as far as my motherboard supports it i thought it should be good to pick a ssd with 6gb transfer rate and i picked the lowest priced 1.5 tb 7200 rpm hd as western digital caviar the comments says its not that bad i guess its okay.with every suggestion the price is going up but every good thing has a price isnt it?
Now i am thinking about my case is bad for this build , do you think i should change the psu and the case? Can you recommend me good case and psu combination with a fair price?
the reason i select the crusial ssd 128gb is " its the only ssd that supports 6gb transfer
If the crucial is about the same price its the best available, and a few GB larger. The "supports SATA 6GB is basically a marketing ploy. They got it up to like 3.1GB so they could say it exceeds SATA2; the other good SSDs only hit like 2.9GB. Its not worth alot of money for the small difference.
If you are going to get a 300, I would get a 300 Illusion. I have two of my 3 gaming machines in 300 illusions, I really like them. The illusion has two front 120mm LED fans pre-installed, the black just has empty slots for you to put fans in. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...