Hey guys.....not a newbie to rigging home builds...but a newbie to the forums on this website...i've been using gamedebate for ages....just wanted an outside opinion. the following rig is just basic and budget..(in my eyes) just the base componets...no accessories
Yeah right if 580 gtx is so cheap then why don't you buy me one or sli them
Anyways I rate it an 9/10 because the i7 960 is just outclassed by the cheaper i5-2500k. I'm a big fan of the 580 gtx and the NZXT cases and that system is really good. I would be insanely happy with that build but my budget dark side is telling that SSDs are overpriced.
"Upgrade" to a 2600K, get a better PSU, and a desktop harddrive.
1. Honestly there's are absolutely no point on buying Bloomfields anymore (990X proudly excepted. bragging rights FTW), the 2600K spanks even the 970's booties.
2. CM PSUs = a step up from generic; eXtreme power plus = take that step down.
3. 2.5" HDDS (once again, VelociRaptors proudly excepted) are meant for laptops, AIOs, and HTPCs, even the fancy-schmancy Momentus XT's. I mean why do you want a measly 4GB of "Flashboost" if you already have a spanking new 120GB SSD (hopefully vertex 3); besides, the 5400rpm just evens out any performance boosts. Get a green drive for storage, or F3/WD Black/Deskstar/Barracuda XT for "general purpose".
agreed......thanks for the insanely quick replies guys......ive been pondering on the PSU for a while wondering wether or not to go for broke with a CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU its only about 50 dollars extra. and with the ssd its vertex 2 the vertex 3 version was sadly sold out at my store of choice and had a 60 day back order...so i was like f**k that and as for the hdd i'll stick with the seagate...for now. i just wanna test its speeds..thanks for advice so far guys. oh and as for the 2600k ... it was my first choice but sadly they arent available at my store of choice yet....near future most certainly gonna snag me one of these bad boys MOST DEFFINENTLY. and the 580gtx will do for me...im not big on sli....bad experiences...at my fault of course....but thanks for the advice.