Hey everyone, I've been looking for awhile for a gaming rig that I would be comfortable with for awhile, and I believe I found most of the essentials needed. However, this would be my first rig ever made, and consequently, I have no "know how" on how to check if parts are compatible, or any possible problems i'd have, which I why I came here. If anyone could possibly look over the list for me and let me know what I would need, or any suggestions/opinions you have, that would be amazing. Thank you.
Approximate Purchase Date: End of November 2011.
Budget Range: $1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing (After Effects, Premiere)
you need some serious help brother.no worries!!i'am here.welcome to TOMS.let's talk about your build.
i am not sure about in win cases,but antec 300 and HAF 922 are very famous for their
quality,cooling,space,expandibility and price to performance ratio.
a 750w corsair enthusiast PSU is a better option.dont compromise on PSU.Corsair is one of the most highly recommended brand.change the cooler to hyper 212+.
change the mobo to this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
z68 is better than P67.you dont need 16 gb RAM.8 gb is more than enough.get ripjaws x series 1600mhz 8gb kit.
dont waste money on VGA coolers.if you want good cooling and low noise,then get this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
no offence to EVGA but msi cards run cooler and better in comparison to EVGA air cooled cards IMO.
you cannot use AMD CPUs on Intel motherboards.a 2500k beats bulldozer in almost every bench(very sad to say).
your hdd is very slow.for good speeds get spinpoint f3 1 tb hard drive.
all the best.
You have a mini tower case, which only supports micro ATX motherboards. The motherboard you selected (GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard) is a full ATX board and will not fit inside that small case.
i5 2500k is better for gaming almost universally compared to bulldozer. $210
A good z68 or p67 motherboard is about $125-150 depending on features
You probably want a larger case if you have the room as it allows expandability and ATX form mother boards, so about $100
Your PSU is good so $90
And if you are buying a 570 and an additional cooling system just upgrade and get the Twin Frozr II OC 570 from MSI for about $340-350
That is total of $900, good 8gb of ram is 40 dollars and a nice Hitachi or Samsung drive is about 60. And an aftermarket CPU cooler, like the Cooler Master 212+ is another 30.
I know this thread is marked as solved, but if you forget the idea of overclocking or SLI'ing, you can get a seriously better system right out of the box for cheaper, that can max out almost anything thrown at it @ 1080p.
For about the same price, you can also get an awfully better SLI system right outta the box. Your present system is a bit of a waste of money tbh.
I'm not gonna spend my time, energy and bandwidth posting on a dead thread. If you're interested, start a new thread and post the link here.