Hey all. my old pc blew a few chips and add to the fact that it was 7yrs old i decided that an new pc was in order.
after doing some research i decided to build my own pc to maximize performance while keeping cost in mind. this is my first build and any advice would be very helpful.
the pc will be used for gaming, some video editing and some minor overclocking.
these are the components that i'm leaning towards getting.
Overall the build looks good and I can't see any problems with it. Because you are looking for such a long lifespan from this I would have looked at the Intel® SSD 320 Drives with their industry best 5 year warranty but that is just taste.
Although the Z68 is the newest, you may be more interested in saving a few bucks for a P67, unless you want the Intelismart and onboard video...
Also, the power supply is a litte much. 850W is quite a bit more than you need, unless you plan to buy a second graphics card later. Even then, a good 700-750W should be sufficient enough for SLI.
The Caviar Green is a very slow speed HDD, if you didn't already know. Personally, I wouldn't bother, and it doesn't look like from the rest of your components that you are trying to stay super eco-friendly. lol.
Lastly, you may check out the CM HAF X instead of the 932. It has many improvements, including dust filters. It is not much more expensive, really.
thanks for the tips guys. i'm thinking of going with the cool master psu.
i was wondering if the mobo i selected is a good one? the more i'm researching them the more i find people who have had issues with the new asus boards. does anyone have experience with this board?