This is my pitch for my first ever home-built computer, specifically designed for gaming and heavy duty PS. How can I improve this? Could you guys do me a favor and edit this build for maximum efficiency and performance while keeping the price comfortably below $2000? Is there anything I should know about this build? Any compatibility or wattage issues, etc.? Please leave a comment below.
These price are off pccasegear.com , and aussie site so it will be cheaper to order from the states.
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Case 139
Intel Core i7 2600K 339
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard 145
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 109
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS 139
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB 249
Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW 25
OCZ Z Series 850W Gold Modular 179
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler 39
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB x2 518
I didn't know how much was 'comfortably under' so its about 100 under budget.
You build will be fine I have just gone for my favourite brands. I went the K for oc'ing (Its really simple and you'll get 20% increase without trying) I would get the 120Gb SSD as it will allow you to put CS5 and the OS on with alot of headroom for anything else. I also wnt for 2 560ti's as you will be able to sli right away. In most cases if you wait, somthing better will come out and your first GPU will be useless, or might not get around to unpgrading in the first place. I've gone an 850W PSU because I'm not sure about the 2 570s, however a 750W will be fine for 2 560ti's. Finally the 212 Plus EVO is just the latest version, it will cool a bit better.