Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks Budget Range: $1400-$1600 After Rebates, Before Shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming almost exclusively, browsing the internet Parts Not Required: Keyboard, monitor, speakers Preferred Websites for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon. I also live near a Micro Center, so also an option Country of Origin: U.S. Parts Preferences: No real preference Overclocking: Yes - i5 2500k oc'd to ~4.6ghz SLI or Crossfire: Yes - 6950's in xfire Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
I'm going to be building my first computer and have all of the components picked out. I've done a fair bit of research and hopefully I've made some good choices, but I'd love any tips or advice from you experts.
I'll be using it primarily for gaming. I can't think of anything else I really do on the computer. Streaming porn, I guess? I'll be playing at 1920x1080. I'd like to run everything at max settings as often as possible, mostly WoW, Starcraft 2, and New Vegas. Also some next gen games like Diablo 3 and Skyrim when they're released.
I've put my questions/concerns in parentheses next to each component. My budget is around $1600, here's what I've got picked out:
The total for all this comes to about $1600 not including shipping so if there's anywhere I can cut costs that'd be great. Also, this is my first time building my own PC so if any of these things simply won't work, please please please let me know!
Overall that's one hell of a system. All your links are broken, change the [/b] to a [url= and you will be just fine. Anyway, the only change I suggest is a slightly beefier PSU, just to be safe. The Corsair HX 850 or TX 850 is just fine. I believe seasonic makes a fine 850w also.
^it's not real liquid cooling.H70 is a good cooler but stock fans are crap.a good silent high performance fan is roughly $12.spending 90$ on a cooler is a no brainer thing.you can get similar performance with a cheaper solution.i have a megahalems rev.b with CM sickflows p/p.it's a really pleasing cooler.high end aircooler like noctua dh14 and silver arrow beat H70.so i would not suggest H70.H80 has a thicker rad.it 'might' worth the cost.