Greetings, I've decided to build a new sandy bridge pc, because my old one is around 6 years and doesn't seem to be able to do the things I need it to do anymore. So I've come here to seek some advice on part choices and such.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week - 1 month (waiting on new mobos to show up)
Budget Range: Up to $2000, hoping to spend less.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Video Editing ( plan to keep the pc continually running 24/7)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, possibly psu and boot HDD, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com, amazon.com, microcenter)
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Nvidia Graphics
Overclocking: Yes (have heard it is possible for the k series to)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Not sure if I want to just yet, but the option is nice.)
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (24" ASUS VW246H x2)
Additional Comments: I am looking for the best value for my dollar, I don't necessarily need or want to spend the full 2k, but if it's needed I can go above it. I want to be smart with my money, not necessarily buying just the most expensive parts if I can overclock or get better results on slightly cheaper parts. My friend is also offering me a SSD and a PSU for relatively cheap, which together is considered about $200 of my budget. I would also like a minimum of 6-8gb of ram.
If possible feedback on all hardware choices and recommendations for replacements is greatly appreciated. Thanks to anyone that helps out.
Case- Stick with a HAF 922. Add in a side fan if you want. It uses the same exact same fan as the 932. (the specs are diff, 200cm for 922, 230 for 932, but in actuality they're the same, go go marketing).
Intel SSD is fine. Make sure it's the gen 2 one though.
Thanks for the response, I forgot about the OS, but I figure I'll just use my copy of windows 7 64 bit, I have lying around.
As for the Mobo, I was under the assumption that the "fixed" sb boards were just re-releases of earlier boards that came out with the platform.
Case: The problem with the 922 is it's a mid tower, I'd prefer a full tower to maximize space.
SSD: How do I tell what is a generation 2?
PSU - What is generally looked for in a PSU other than wattage? What exactly makes the TT bad? Asking because seemed like a good deal for the wattage.
Thanks again for the response and any from anyone that follows.
922 is as big as most full towers, really not an issue.
Look at drive model number on your friends.
Active PCF, 80+ rating, I'd recommend a silver at least these days.
Also important is who actually makes the thing. Most companies do not make their own PSU's, they buy em from a PSU OEM and throw their name on it.
Seasonic is the top PSU OEM. They have their own line, make many Corsair PSU, the XFX PSU's and Antec TP line.
That TT is made by HEC. Known best for making PSU's that work at 2/3 their rated wattage at best before blowing up.