So, after disappointment over some crappy prebuilt system, i have decided to choose components by myself. I have read guides on this forum (awesome advices btw, thanks a lot for it) and have come up with this build:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 570
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P8P67
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB 1600 MHz (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
CPU COOLER: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Optical Drive: Samsung S223C
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB, 7200rpmM, 32 MB, SATA III (WD10EALX)
Case: akasa infinti ZOR AK-BKINF-02
My aim is to build gaming rig, that would hold of couple of years and would be overall fast. I have heard that 2600K can be well overclocked, so i will probably do that too. Budget is around 1000-1300€ (my above build actually costs 1100€ in local store. Prices are high here )
1. Is above build optimal and is everything compatible?
2. Which power supply should i take? Is there any way to figure out, how much power will my rig need, so i can get most optimal one?
3. Which manufacturer of the video card should i take? There are Asus, Gainward, Gigabyte etc. What is even difference between those?
4. I was thinking about putting another SSD drive in it as system drive and use hard drive as storage/games drive. But SSD drives are still very expensive. Is boost of speed (booting windows, opening programs, file transfers etc.) big enough to justify this price?
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May 7, 2011 7:54:24 PM
I was always......always a fan of gigabyte products...........just because of their sheer durability and stability........... so, why not a G1 series mobo??? But this rig is fine, damn fine i got to say
There is no psu on that build, the cpu h/s isn't a good one, neither is the case, and that h/d is slow. A few questions...do you want to go with dual vid cards sometime in the future, what is your monitors resolution (or do you need one), do you need an o/s (Windows), and what games do you plan on playing ? Also what country is this for ?
I don't need OS, i get it via school (MSDNAA) or anything else. I only need a "box".
Actually, it's not just gaming, but a lot of different stuff. For example I'm browsing internet, playing games, running servers, running Dolphin Emulator (wii emulator - very cpu intensive), programming etc. I usually have a lot of applications open at one time. I Usually less graphically intense like RTS games. But many times i play more intense games like FPS and when i do, i want to have as high settings as possible.
I have not included PSU, beacuse i mentioned that i don't know which one to take.