I have already assembled some of the parts that I would like for my new build. The build will be primarily for gaming but will also be used for some photo/video editing and a fair amount of multitasking.
Buying parts from: Anywhere, really. I really want to take advantage of the many Black Friday sales if possible.
I will also be making a trip to Microcenter on Friday.
Budget: I don't have too strict a budget. The further under $2000, the better.
Monitor: Acer 23" Wide-Screen LCD Monitor ($99.99 @ Staples Black Friday)
I couldn't find out exactly what monitor this is, but Staples advertises it is full HD 1960x1080 for far less than I've ever seen.
This takes me to about $1600 and I still need:
SSD/HDD (I haven't decided on this. SSDs are certainly faster but I could get a lot more HDD space for less)
Optical Drive (I just need it to read and write CDs/DVDs. I'm not a Blu-Ray fan.)
Possibly USB 3.0?
Also, is it likely that I will need to buy additional USB ports or will enough be provided with the above setup?
I feel like I'm forgetting some things...
Thank you for any advice/suggestions that you may have. And oh yeah, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
EVGA motherboards aren't the greatest. I would go with an ASRock Extreme7 Gen3 at a similar price point.
The H40 doesn't cool better than a mid-range air-cooler for half the price.
If you want an SSD I usually recommend the Crucial M4 128GB but the climate has been changing a little recently. You can check out some of the rankings in various price ranges here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...
Right now there is a black friday sale on newegg offering the OCZ Agility III 120GB for 149 before MIR and 119 after MIR, which is a pretty great deal.
I would not recommend going with a 64GB or 60GB drive for your boot drive. Most people who do that generally regret it. 120GB or 128GB is a pretty good spot. However you will also want to get an HDD in addition to the SDD. 128GB is pretty small for the total amount of available disk space. The SSD boot drive with an HDD for mass storage setup is expensive but it's really nice.
For one GTX590 and a healthy overclock I would say at least 850W from a good manufacturer. Obviously there are more things to look at than just total wattage, but an 850W unit from Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic will be fine. The cheapest one I'd recommend on newegg is the corsair TX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
To pick an optical drive you go find all 78294 CD/DVD drives for around $20 on newegg and put them in a hat... Seriously though I would just find the cheapest one with a five star rating. It rarely makes any difference.
Your motherboard will come with USB3.0 and I doubt you'll need extra USB ports but that's up to you.