So I am trying to piece together a build for myself.
Motherboard - USB3.0, Upgradeability, 1156 socket..I am thinking the board I picked is a little bit overkill
CPU - I have kind of fallen head over heals for the I5 760
Video - dual dvi out as well as a HDMI out. Other then that, I am just looking for something that will handle my 52 inch flatscreen without dying on me.
Memory - whatever is relevant but shooting in the 4gb range
Noise - I was aiming for a case with big fans to minimize sound...ATX board but would like a mid sized tower/Media center unit
Gaming - NONE
OC'ing - NONE
Parts - I like Intel
Websites - whatever makes sense
Price Range - I'd really like to drop down to the mid to low 800s... So i need to cut about $75-100 off.
Usage - combination of work/play. Work consists of LARGE virtual machines. Play is video and music to a large screen TV.
Thanks to anyone in advance who can add their thoughts on places I can trim down on any excess fat..and I know nothing about PSUs so help their would be appreciated...And any thoughts on a case that doesn't look like a "gamer" case......actually any thoughts in general would be more than welcome!
You can't get triple channel ram, 2 2gig sticks....(imma on my phone, i'll explain later. Or another forumer will.) G.skill preferably....
Get spinpoint f3 instead of wd....( do you need 2tb?)
Maybe a cheaper case?(I'll find a "non gamer" case later)
Cheaper gpu, if you aren't gaming or doing anything intensive you don't need a 460
If you are looking at upgradability stay with 700ish Psu
I guess you want a PC for normal usage, which also should double up as HTPC right ?
This is what you will need...
i3 540 - IMO the i5 650 just offers a better onboard graphics, which will not be important as you will be using a discrete card... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...