Hello everyone. I would need a second opinion about all the specs I would like to get and also some advice or feedback on the parts. This would be my first home build so I would like to have a good building experience.
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO is the motherboard im thinking for right now. I might also see if any new boards come out with ivy bridge.
2x4 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
A intel i5 2500k. Which I would like to overclock to 4.4 GHz and a vcore of 1.35
A 1TB mechanical at 7200 RPM. Which im going to take from my older computer. After a while I might buy a Corsair SSD 60GB as a boot drive.
A gtx 570 but then after a few months get a second one for dual sli
A H100 for a CPU cooler.
Here is the part im debating the most. To get a combo of a 650d and a hx1050 for $375. Or a level 10 gt and get a ocz zx 1000w.
So if i can get any feedback please leave some. Thanks.
Sometimes you are better off not getting combo's and just getting the parts you want. In this case you would not be getting a 650w psu if you intend on getting a second 570 later on. I would also not get an OCZ power supply I would be getting one from a company the specializes in them. If you are building thid Pc now then you do not want to wait for Ivy Bridge because that will not be out for quite a while and you want the Pc either now or very soon. The parts you have chosen are good up to the cpu cooler , with Sandy Bridge you don't need high priced cooling so I would go with this;
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible $35.99
Go for the 650D and HX1050 combo. The 650D is a quality midtower and should be enough for you. The HX1050 is a solid PSU.
The OCZ ZX 1000W is also a quality PSU, and it's Gold Certified, so it's a PSU that you cannot go wrong with. However, the case is a deal breaker. The Level 10 GT does not perform like a $200 to $280 IMO. Though this is debatable, and it all depends on the user. A 650D should still make you happy.
Most of the brands you know don't make PSU's.....Antec, Corsair, XFX don't "make" a single one .... brand loyalty can be a funny thing ..... I have oft seen peeps trash OCZ and worship PC Power and Cooling without realizing that for the last 4 and a half years, they are the same company. http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2007/222