I'm a total noob who wants to build a new gaming pc, having sold his e8400 / 8800 GT.
The monitor is the LG W2363D-PF, so 120Hz and 1080p.
My objective is to have a very capable computer right off the bat, and being able to have an upgrade path in the future.
What about this setup? I'm italian, so don't worry about the € prices and strange names ^_^
Assemblaggio e Test PC € 35,00
Hard Disk Interno Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm 32MB SATA2 HD103SJ € 43,70
Case Midi Cooler Master 690 II LITE ATX Pure Black € 77,00
Masterizzatore Interno Sony AD-5260S 24x DVD/CD SATA Bulk Nero € 17,70
Alimentatore PC Corsair Gaming Series GS800 800W 80plus € 81,20
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz Socket 1155 95W con GPU Sandy Bridge Boxed BX80623I52500K € 178,00
RAM DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 1600MHz 8GB (2x4GB) CL9 1.5v € 77,00
SSD Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB 2.5" Lettura 355MB/s Scrittura 140MB/s Sata3 CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 € 169,90
VGA Gainward GeForce GTX 570 GS-GLH Core 800MHz Memory GDDR5 4000MHz 1280MB 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort € 283,10
Scheda Madre Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3 Socket 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 SATA3 USB3 ATX € 130,60
Could I go with the standard cooler and then apply an aftermarket one when I decide to OC?
That store does not mount aftermarket coolers anyway, so...
I'll check again other stores, but it appears that one has the best prices overall.
As for the case, tnx! I was undecided between the 690 II and Fractal R3 but that went out of stock so... here's my decision. ;-)
Do you think it could be worth it to spend more money on a 580?
And also: that mobo is Z68 but I'm not sure it supports Virtu and all that jazz... and does not have eSata... maybe I'd be better with a P67?
I'm reading, I'm reading ;-) It's only that I planned on spending something like 800 € and now I'm over 1.100 :-)
Damn, I should have known better. When you start looking into things there's always something "just a little better" to try.