So I'm looking to build a new PC, I have about $1600-1700 AUD (Australian Dollars) as my budget.
I have been looking online for good parts etc for money, but I only recently got into computers and builds and I am still learning.. This is the first PC I will build myself, and I sort of want it to be able to run for a fair while before it needs to be upgraded...
I play mainly FPS games so I need a good setup that will allow solid framerates both for playing smoothly and for frapsing while I play.
I am building it from scratch, I have done a bit of research I guess but the community always helps to think of things that can't always be read somewhere.
This is what I have come up with as the main parts... If there are things I should change/add/remove please post the part and the reason why!
PARTS FROM PCCASEGEAR
MOBO - Asus P6X58D-E - $240
CPU - Intel i7-950 (O/C'd to ~4GHz) - $319
RAM - 6GB Corsair Dominator 1600 in Triple Channel - $179
GFX - 1GB 5870 ASUS ATI DDR5 - $369
HDD - WD Caviar Blue 1TB - $78
DVD - Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray DVD - $69
CPUCOOLER - Prolimatech Megahalem - $69
PSU - Corsair AX850W (Too much? Ummm, I generally run my Logitech G35 headset, Razer Lycosa, and Logitech G3 from USB ports.) - $258
CASE - Thermaltake M9 Mid Tower - $109 ( This was found on UMART.COM.AU , Not sure if the Megahalem will fit in the case )
TOTAL - $1690
Also need help with picking a decent fan (ideas?) to mount on my CPU Cooler, I think 2 fans in a push/pull config would be too loud.. Since the Megahalem would be so close to the exhaust fan of case, would it just be simpler to have a push fan through the Megahalem and have the pull component through the rear of the case? HELP!
As mentioned, waiting until January is good advice. The new cpus will either replace your build (most likely), or make it cheaper.
Also as mentioned, Samsung Spinpoint is faster, likely cheaper too.
Your psu doesn't affect the power available via the USB ports. Having said that, not too many PSUs better than the AX850. A similar quality 450W will suffice for this rig, though usually a 5xxW is used because there's no difference in price.
2x5870 will draw 598W from the wall under Furmark,
so use that as max from the psu to include stressing the cpu as well. So if you are protecting against 2x5870, a (AX)750 would be perfect, allowing a 20% margin. It would probably cost less to run, too, especially while running only 1x5870.
Lol this is going to sound retarded but do you know any similar cases with a window on the left, its just that having a window on the right is pointless for me since my computer only fits onto the right side of my desk