Hi, I'm a first time builder. I am looking to build a gaming rig between $1000-$1300 with monitor, keyboard, and mouse. After mail in rebates, I am just squeaking under the $1300 mark.
I would like to know if all the parts I have selected are compatable with each other and will fit in the case selected. I've read up on everything and checked, but since this is my first time, I'm afraid I might be missing something that is obvious to the rest of you.
I am also looking for suggestions for alternative parts that may reduce the cost of the build, without neglecting too much quality.
Approximate Purchase Date: Before or on June 21, would like to start building June 30.
Budget Range: $1400 max before rebates, $1000 - $1300 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, word processing (school), internetting (surfing/watching streaming video), watching HD movies
Parts Not Required: printer
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com (free shipping), microcenter.com (6% tax but still is sometimes cheaper with in store pickup)
You can save a little money though , if you want .
You dont need a 950 watt psu
650 watt would be plenty for that build
The Ram you have chosen looks good but is only average quality . If you look at the details you see the timings are 9-9-9-24 . RAM is better with LOWER timings
I'll look at other RAM.
I'm going with the 950W psu because I think I'll want to SLI in the future when I have more money. It also ends up being cheap after mail in rebates and promotions. I've read that 750W should be able to SLI 2 GTX 570s, but the $110 after all rebates on the 950W is comparable to some 750W psus. Also, the deadline for the mail in rebate on the 950W psu is coming in a couple days, so I may end up pulling the trigger on that part fairly soon.