I opened a thread a couple of weeks ago in relation to building a new desktop, coming from a long history of owning laptops, this will be my first attempt at building my own computer. I plan on picking up the parts in the next few days and just wanted to do a final shout out here of my build to make sure everything is of good quality and compatable (and to calm the nerves a little, keep getting the feeling im gonna stuff this up some how)
So here it is;
Budget Range: Would like to keep it under 1500,
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Internet Browsing > Work Based Programs (Excel/Myob/Quickbooks) > Video streaming
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Used Msy/Pc CaseGear for prices but not bias towards any site, that ships to victoria
Country of Origin: Aus
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future
Monitor Resolution: Whatever the monitor i buy can support
PSU is undersized for you 2nd GFX card. Ar minimum (moderate overclocking) I'd use a TX 750, Antec HCG, series, or if ya can get one down under, an XFX Core Edition ..... Better yet, if you are going for 4.6 GHz OC's or above, the Corsair HX, Series, Antec HCG, SG or CP series, Seasonic X Series or XFX Pro XXX Editions at 850 watts.
So i changed the case and psu over and removed the network card leaving me 31 in the budget. So what is more important a better heatsink, better brand of ram or monitor ?
getting pretty tight towards the few parts so only willing to spend the cash for a noticable difference (original plan was to keep this under 1300 but i wanted a SSD)
@ JackNaylorPE: is it just the warrenty that concerns you with the Asrock M/B, because ive been recommended this board by quiet a few people as the best board for cost, but if it has quality issues i will change it.
You could get another 560 Ti in and still be within your budget, plus there are a couple of places in my build where you can save money.
Case can be changed to either the $50 or $60 Rosewill cases which are still pretty good or you can go to the HAF series.
Motherboard can be changed to the $150 or even th $130 board.
CPU cooler can be changed to the Hyper 212+ to save about $20 and it will still keep your system cooled
hey thanks for the response, could easily fit the build in if i used newegg, but i live in australia and newegg dont ship outside the US (or so their site says) so im stuck paying high prices for living at the ass end of the world >.<