Parts Not Required: Only need the system, might not need optical drive or OS. No monitor, mouse etc.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX or Atic Vancouver
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: Maybe in future
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Hi guys, this is my first build, I prefer that the parts are from NCIX/Atic so I can pick it up in store and finish everything up on wednesday. Here's what I have so far, I am very open to suggestions on: the case, the mobo, PSU, GPU, SSD. Here's roughly what I want so far.
If this is for gaming only dont get the i7, go with an i5 2500k. The difference between gaming power is very little and you will save $100 to put else where. But if you are doing CAD, 3D rendering and what not stick with it.
The same thing can be said for the RAM as well drop it down to 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600mhz with 1.5V. Again if your using the CAD and whatnot stick with what you got.
For SSD I would go with an Crucial M4 SSD very reliable and has had no issues since they first came out
Both PSU brands are good to go, go with which ever one you want, IMO I would go with Crosair.
If you went with the i5 up the GPU to a 570 (if you plan to SLI down the road with a 570 bump PSU up to a 850W)