Hi im planning to build this gaming pc this coming September. I just wanna tell you now that I have some note on some parts and would like for you to read it and help me decide and answer my questions. Its on psu,gpu,monitor, memory, dvd/cd drive, keyboard, router. Also I read that crucial m4 doesn’t come with 2.5-3.5” bracket. Does the other parts that I listed come with it? It would save me $6 if it does but if it doesn’t I could just buy it. Thank you.
Approximate Purchase Date: This coming September, but when is the best time for deals? Early,mid late? Because I can wait if I can save money.
Budget Range: Less than $1500 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, browsing internet
Parts Not Required: mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: MI,USA
Parts Preferences: none really but after a week of reading forums, reviews and benchmark im kinda confident on what im planning to build
Overclocking: yes and will be my first time
SLI or Crossfire: crossfire in the future
Monitor Resolution: I think 1900x1080 is best for me unless someone has better recommendation
and for casing... haf 932 is a good casing indeed... but since you want to build this pc for years to come... i think its better to have some dust filters so you don't have to clean your entire pc very often.... too bad haf 932 doesn't have any... your pc will become a 'dusty pc' in a few years to come... having too much dust in your pc may not be a good idea... so after searching and searching... i eventually found a good one which can acommodates anything you want(except watercooling)... easy detachable... easy to clean.... top panel, side panel, bottom and front panel also have dust filters... it is more suited for your need in the long run... although the looks may not appeal to you... so up to you to decide...
Thanks for the advice guy. I have some question though. I like what you guys recommended for mobo change its $11 cheaper and would allow me to upgrade for ivy bridge cpu and pci 3.0 gpu and the hdmi is a plus too. But one thing i catch that the extreme3 doesnt have that p67 offers is on sata 6gb category is this 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions (SATA3_M2 connector is shared with eSATA3 port). What does this actually do. I remember reading about it about ssd, crucial m4 seems to use this marvell thingy. Is this only useful when you use ssd for raid? Im planning to use the ssd for os and game boot drive, so would this feature even be useful for me and even worth extra money to get? I saw this mobo the Asrock z68 extreme4http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Its kind of pushing my budget, but has more features including the marvell. Is is really worth the $55 more getting this instead. I really need a solid reasons to switch for this.
For the memory going 8gb seems a better idea but i have a question about what phenom90 suggested. Like i said im only using this for gaming and seems i read a lot of forum saying 4gb is enough for what i wanna do but then i said i want something that is future proof. I'm thinking of just getting a faster memory for now and maybe just get a bigger memory later that is newer and offers better performance that most sticks offers now. So speed wise wouldnt my choose of 4gb with cl8 be better than 8gb with cl9? Also wouldnt cl8 or less be better in ocing than cl9? is cl9 even oc capable?
For the case, i know i shouldnt be totally focus on reviews but thats why i went for haf 932. i read a lot of forums and seems the thermaltake that you suggested doesnt come up ofter. And for liquid cooling im not familiar with it. The dust filters features though is a great thing. Difference between 2 cases though that i picked up is haf932 includes all fan positions but thermaltake doesnt include side panels but offers the expansion. i read something about side panels only increasing a minimal cooling on you system which doesnt really change much. One of the downs of the thermaltake is its $45 dollars (including shipping) more so i dont know if its worth the switch, i might as well get haf x for upgrade which is $5 less after the rebate. I dont know im still unsure with case category.
For the ssd i saw some mix review about corsair ssd, it seems its still new and having trouble? i went for crucial m4 because it seems people like its reliability. it has some issues but being fix. In fact i just saw this post here in toms about crucial m4 firmware update which will enhance its performance. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crucial-m4-ssd-firmwar...
I appreciate the advices on the major parts and like to focus on it but it would be great too if i could get some advices on other things such as best time to buy this on september, considering new stuff will come out, psu, monitor, router, keyboard. Also i have till tomorrow to decide on whether to buy the psu corsair hx850 for 10% off? Should i wait this september for better savings, if i buy it today or tomorrow that will save me $15 which is great. Also for the monitor is my choice solid, Asus IPS panel with 5ms, its gonna be for MMO gaming. Again thanks for giving me your time.
@008Rohit nice catch on extreme4, i didnt notice that it doesnt come with pci 3.0. but would like someone to shed some light about the 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions (SATA3_M2 connector is shared with eSATA3 port).
i just found that ASUS ML239H Black 23" 5ms IPS Panel Full HD has backlight bleeding problem. I think i will just go with TN panel monitors. Any advice on monitor to get with 1900x1080 res and 5ms or less?
Here's a different take on your build. The RAM in this build is spendy, but there's no need to o/c this RAM for the fact it runs @ 2133hz....the max on any 1155 board. The board down below not only has the NF200 bridge (runs dual cards @ x16), but it also has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu's due out next spring. That case is large...check the specks on it, and seeing how that board comes with a black bezel that includes 2 x 3.0 USB ports and 2.5" SSD bracket your future proofed in that regard. As far as IPS vs TN. IPS has the advantage of better viewing angles, but it has the disadvantage of high response times (5ms) which leads to ghosting. TN panels like the one posted in this build has a low response time of 2ms hence the reason your gaming monitors are TN panel monitors.
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