I am new to building a computer. In fact this will be my first, so i am trying to get as many opinions as i can before i start buying. I would like to make it possible to upgrades. And pobibaly looking to build it in the next few months. I put this together on newegg and was wondering of any flaws or tips. It comes out to $1095 with combo deals and $50 in rebates + free flash drive. It includes a windows 7 ultimate install disc( do i need this? does it ever come preinstalled?) https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...
Please let me know what you think. Would that be enough power for upgading to 2 video cards? Would the rest of the pc support 2 video cards? Am I going to need a cpu fan? Should I go with a different case? Maybe one with better cooling? Really just looking for suggestions. Thanks : )
BTW since you are building this computer, i assume you won't mind if the parts change completely and i can't see your build because i need to log in (i don't have newegg and i am assuming i can only see your wishlist with your account)
alright i guess i've posted too soon. already changed it. windows 7 ultimate is useless apparently. so i got rid of some combos. sitting at $1140.90 now. downgraded to home premium and added a 850w psu, for possible sli(does this mean duel video cards? because that's what i meant). subbed out the 1tb hdd for a 1.5hdd for another $5 in combo with a asus dvd burner.
but mainly i am adding this becuase i wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions for cases? i'm looking at a bunch and its all over the board. some have a lot of fans, some have air ducts, some with extra usb's. I wanna know the best bang for the buck for under $100 for this kind of build
sorry IDK much about cases, IMO just go for the one YOU like best (looks). SLI is nvidia's term for dual cards, Radeon call it Crossfire, what PSU are you using? cheap PSUs won't give you the power you need, go for a antec Tp-750 (750w should be enough) or a Corsair TX-850 (850w, what you said you wanted). both are non-modular (meaning you can't take out the extra wires). windows 7 ultimate is nice, but pricey, i've got it because i managed to get it from my university for $30 direct from microsoft. also, what HDD are you using, because some will be faster than others, and if you want a cheap and fast HDD, than look for a samsung spinpoint F3.
Were the hdd, and psu I was looking at. I think the psu is the same 850w you're talking about...? The samsung spinpoint 1tb was the hdd i had planned before, but i saw this was a 1.5t for $5 more. Know anything about the seagate brand? worth it at all? Or should i just stick with the samsung i can trust
i think you should stick with the Samsung, although there is nothing wrong with the seagate, the samsung is MUCH faster, the samsung can keep up with WD's top line of HDD (WD caviar Black) and is about half the price. the seagate you are looking at will conserve power (5400rpm compared to the samsung's 7200rpm) but it will cost you a bit of speed. the PSU is last year's model of the one i was talking about, here is this years model http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... they are the same price so i think you should go for this years model (it also has a stunning review from Jonnyguru)
get the msi twin frozr if you can, i hear that that can match the GTX 570 (@ stock speeds) i can't have a look at the other one because the links don't seem to work for me. the AX-850 is modular so if you can afford it, go for it, but also bear in mind that there are rebranded PSUs that will come out cheaper for the same performance, IMO only get rebranded if you are on a tight budget because the larger companies generally have better support. IMO don't bother with liquid cooling, the i5-2500k can get to 5ghz on a Hyper 212+ (or so i am told). you pay $10 more for the "k" one because it is unlocked, which means you can OC. i5-2500 won't OC (well, only a little bit). here is a cheaper DVD for the same performance @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... BTW, are you a student? you can get discounts for windows if you are a student, and some workplaces also sell windows to employees direct from microsoft. IMO, go for the case you like the best, at the same price range, they are all about the same.
links fixed. but anyways heres the 2 video cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
they are both gtx560 ti fermi msi twin frozr. i just don't know the difference besides price. one is OC but i'm still not sure what would be better for me if i want it to not have to oc the pc and run fine with 1 video card, but still capible for SLI or future oc
the more expensive one has a higher clock speed (OC edition) go for that one since it is only $10 difference (which IMO is great deal) that OC edition is (if i remember correctly) meant to give the GTX 570 a run for its money. since it is factory OCed then it probably has a better cooling system.