This is my first attempt to build a custom rig, so please forgive any rookie mistakes I’ve made. I’d appreciate feedback on the overall selection of parts in terms of price/performance and especially a review to ensure that what I have selected is compatible. I have tried to future proof very slightly where the additional cost was not prohibitive. And please, point out anything I may have forgotten in the way of necessary parts.
I play mainly MMOs, primarily EVE Online and wish to have dual clients for EVE running on separate monitors. I dabble in other MMOs as well, though on others only one instance at a time is necessary, with background apps on the second monitor. I play FPS games least often though occasionally will fire one up.
Also, I live in the south so it can get pretty warm during the summer months, so I want to ensure adequate cooling.
I appreciate any feedback and will gladly provide any additional information that I may have left out. Thanks in advance for your help!
Approximate Purchase Date: Within next 2 weeks
Budget Range: No hard range; like to stay at or below $2500 without peripherals
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Surfing, Movies/Video
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is what I have been using for reference and pricing but I am open to other suggestions.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, full tower case, dual 24” monitors
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 / 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Want flexibility in terms of future upgrades or expansions; need to handle dual monitors; ability to add second GPU later if needed; overclocking if needed down the line
Thanks for the feedback. I was uncertain about the PSU so I appreciate you pointing out the additional need if I end up going SLI. I'll definitely take a look at the SSD and HDD options you listed as well. Thanks again.
Thanks, jmills, genghis, I appreciate the feedback. Clearly I'm going to need to upgrade from my current listed PSU. I'm going to dig in and take a look at the additional recommendations on SSD/HDD, RAM and MOBOs. Thanks again guys, this is very helpful.