Hey all, I'm new to the forums, so excuse my lack of knowledge and possible breach of forum etiquette. I'm sure that you're tired of these sorts of threads, but this is my first time building a PC from scratch and I'd really like some advice or tips on my build. I plan on using it for moderate to heavy gaming (At least be able to run Skyrim and Starcraft 2 at moderate to high settings) and plan to install alot of mods. This will be the sole device in my room so I may also install a TV tuner. So here goes the component list:
The Graphics is much better while giving you more power on the CPU and a better airflow case. The CPU would mainly be important to SC2 and a tiny effect on Skyrim. As for the GPU, the 560 Ti TFII OC's review is here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/ms...
Close to the 570 basically, except runs cooler and consumes less power.
Now for the HDD concern, HDD prices are extremely expensive right now, no matter what solid HDD's will spin at 7200RPM (unless it's 5400 RPM) it'll feel all the same in reality. Just less space. Cache doesn't even effect reality performance that much. I suggest just getting an external later since right now HDDs are just so expensive.
Hey guys, thanks for the responses. I really don't mind paying for the 1TB HDD as I plan on using it for a while and will pass on the 560/955 combo as well as the case/PSU bundle (There's a 20 buck rebate for the case I posted) because I don't need cutting edge graphics or processing and would rather take the savings than the small performance boost. I will definitely change the mobo though, the one you guys linked was clearly superior and also cheaper. Also, do you guys have any monitor (Under $200) and/or keyboard (For gaming and essays, preferably under $20) recommendations? Thanks, guys! Any other thoughts?