Well God help me, but I am making my own PC.
I don't have the graphics card yet, my friend said I should wait before buying the 7970, as the 670 is coming out on the 10th may.
My total budget for the PC is £900 (and seperately, for the monitor £100)
I so far have: Corsair 650W power supply - £67
i5 3570k processor - £176
Corsair 12GB 1600 MHz Dominator RAM - £75
1 TB Seagate Baracuda 7200 RPM, 6 GB/S, 64MB Cache HDD - £68
- Assuming the graphics card is £330 - for the 7970 - I found a Sapphire one cheap
- Haven't got all the parts, still need keyboard + mouse, DVD drive, cooler and any other small stuff, with the £84 left, I would mind extending £20 more or so, so I have another £100 to work with - if you could help with that too, I'd be ever so greatful, Idc what cooler to get, like liquid or normal, or even if I plan overlocking? And if I buy liquid/normal how do I know which one will keep my PC surviving and not frying in a year xD
I could spend about £100 for the Motherboard, at the most (If I have to o.o)
Edit: Also, the sites that I'm buying my components from is:
If you get a Z68 or Z77 motherboard, they are Dual Channel DDR3-1600. So how do you get to 12GB? You'd need 8 (2x4GB sticks) or 16 (4x4GB sticks). 12GB would be for a Triple Channel mobo, like a X58 chipset (6x2GB or 3x4GB).
Look into a Corsair Vengance DDR3-1600 8GB kit.
Oops, sorry, missed this:
And 12 GB is a no-no..... that's a Intel 9xx config. You'll want 8GB for a gaming box, 16 GB if ya using CAD, video editing, huge databases and the like.