I'm planning to make a build this month. This is my first draft, any suggestions are welcome. What should I change? Would everything work OK with each other? Should I change the mobo and RAM I'm planning to buy to get a better GPU. Is the PSU ok and is the RC-912 a nice choice? I would be grateful for ANY help!
Thanks in advance
CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF RC-912 ADVANCE 2 X USB 3.0 (RC-912A-KWN1)
PSU: SEASONIC SS 650HT 80+ PLUS 650 W
CPU: i5 2500K
CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
MEMORY: CORSAIR VENGEANCE XMS3 2X4 GB 1600 MHZ (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)
GPU: SAPPHIRE AMD HD6870 1 GB (11179-09-20G)
HDD: SEAGATE CONSTELLATION ES 1 TB 7200 RPM 64 MB (ST1000NM0011)
OPTICAL DRIVE: LITE-ON IHAS124
The case is amazing , i own this case, for better cooling i sugest to buy another 200mm fan and put him on top.You can put in that case the biggest video card on the market if you remove the Hdd cage from middle of the case.Everything is fine. If you have a fullhd monitor i recomend you go with 560TI or 6950 both are better then 6870. Good luck.
Pretty good selection of components for the most part. A couple of suggestions:
- I have the 912 and it's been a great case so far. But the case isn't made for big video cards and if I need to do anything with the SATA ports I have to remove my video card and use them that way. I think the 912 advanced is just the 912 with a side window, a couple of front fans thrown in, and USB 3.0 ports for a higher price than the regular 912. If that's the case you might want to look into something like the Corsair Carbide, or I also really like the Fractal Design Arc MIDI.
- I'd also second the recommendation of the 6950 or the 560TI - I'm not knocking the 6870 - it's a good card for the price in its' own right but these cards will last you a lot longer for not much more money.