Hey all, this is my first build and I'm really excited! I'm not ordering the parts for a while, so hopefully some prices will go down but I'm not holding my breath. Just wanted some help selecting a few parts, some criticism, and a confirmation as to whether or not what I've chosen will be compatible.
Approximate Purchase Date: Early May Budget Range:~$1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet, school Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, memoryexpress.com Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: Must have: Intel 2500K, Cooler Master HAF 922, Seasonic X-series power supply Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
-This probably isn't the greatest thing to cut corners on, but I was hoping to get the price of the motherboard down a bit. I don't need fancy features, just the ability to OC, 4 ram slots, a single PCIe x16 slot, and good build quality. I think I picked a decent board with these needs but I was wondering if someone had any better ideas.
-Any other ideas? I'm new to this so I don't know if this card is dated or not. I don't need the latest and greatest for the sake of saving money, but if there is another card that will suit me feel free to suggest.
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-No idea. Need to be able to read/write CD's and DVD's. Other than that, meh.
As far as the PSU is concerned is it necessary to get a 750W for a single card? No matter where I seem to look it seems no one really agrees on how much I would need. And thanks for bringing to my attention that Frozr, it looks sick and from what google provides me, its much better card for not too much more money
I also like that mobo, as its almost the same price after rebates as the one I picked, and it has more features. But if I dont plan on using more than one GPU is there another board of similar quality that will cost less?
Unfortunately, I do need windows... But I've left it out of my $1000ish budget so it wont be an issue