Hello all, Im very much new when it comes to building a PC so I would greatly appreciate some help. This will be my first build ever. I have read up on many post and guides over the web and I think I have a firm basic knowledge of parts and how each works with each other. This is what I have so far, I have searched around the forums and looked at builds people have. I am in no way a hardcore PC user I would just like something decent to call my own
I am not from the USA so pricing will affect me greatly.
I am trying to stay under $400
Not too sure if I qualify for rebates.
I do not have Fans,OS,HDD,Drives in that list seeing that the price would not differ that greatly where I live.
I would like to know if those will work together and if there are any improvements I could make while staying in my budget.
if you want to do 2 cards eventually, you want the 5770, and you can get the 770 board, which is 59 and has a 16x/4x PCIe slot. an 870 iCafe model has 8x/8x as an option for $89.99. the x4 is slower but it will wok. you'd lose about 5% over the x8 in speed.
Considering this is a $400 build and $160 gets you an entry-level 460GTX, I wouldn't worry about it being super-clocked. You'll find it has more than enough power at the stock clock-rates to let you play everything you want.
And remember its the amps on the +12v rail along with the power efficiency that matter, not the wattage.
The Seasonic has 40A vs 34A for the Corsair; its also rated as 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified whereas the Corsair doesn't even meet vanilla 80 plus standards, and it has 1 sata and 2 molex more connectors as well.
It is a way better PSU in every respect and if you have a look on Toms PSU rankings you'll see that it is currently top of the list.