Hi everyone, I decided to build a new gaming pc and chose to order every part from newegg. I thought I would post my specs here and ask you guys for 2 things. First of, are all the pieces compatible (will they work well with each other). And secondly, do you guys have any suggestion on how I could upgrade the system without increasing too much the cost (not more then a couple hundreds). Btw, this pc will be used mainly for gaming.
So here are the specs:
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
If you want to save money, you probably don't need a touch screen fan controller or sound card unless you are huge on music. You could also get the i5 2500K which is actually bettr for gaming than the i7. You would only get the i7 if you had programs that used hyperthreading like photoshop or CAD. You can then get an even better graphics card or get 2 mid range in SLI. 2 Geforce GTX 560 Ti's in SLI is really good.
For OS, you canot get upgrade because you have nothing installed to upgrade.
I don't recommend ECO / GREEN hard drives. They do not function nearly as well as standard drives. I know this is a back up to the SSD but for budget you are working with I would go with a 7200 RPM , 6.0GB per second drive.
I question if the 6970 is worth the +$80-$100 increase over the 6950. Espeically when the 6950s can be unlocked to higher performance levels.
May want to consider GSKILL ram. It has a very broad range of compatibility and tends to be cheaper than the competition (in price, not quality)
And yes, you will need a copy of Windows 7. The OEM versions come at fairly good prices.
Thank you very much. First of im going with a 902 antec (mid tower) since I dont really have the space for a full one. Should I try to make space. I mean is a full tower really worth the space? Also, do I need a liquid cooling system at all with a antec 902 and if so, do you have any suggestion?
Also I forgot, If I dont need a liquid cooling system should I get a air one? Maybe a dual fan for my GPU? I dont know, Im really concerned about the potential heat problem in my computer and I would like some advice on what would be best to keep it down (keeping in mind that im going for a antec 902). Thx
To answer your other question. FULL Towers are nice. They are easier to work in however you do kinda have to lug them around. If you want to place this PC on a desk you may want go with a mini-atx case. However it will be harder to work in and you will have to be more creative with the cable management.