Approximate Purchase Date: before the new year
Budget Range: #900 for the stuff inside the case
System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet, SWTOR(max settings if possible) and other normal things
Parts Not Required: mouse and keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: by brand or type i5 2500k, and nividia gpu
Overclocking:Maybe down the road when i know more about it
SLI or Crossfire: id like the option for later on
Monitor Resolution: ill be buying a new hd monitor but i have no idea honestly
Additional Comments: Completely brand new to building a pc, ive only ever owned laptops so everything is new. This is a build I copied from another site/ thread and i really have no idea what im doing.
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
Ok ill check those out. I dont know what happened to my post but it seems I screwed it up int he posting process. Ive heard the i5 2500k is about the best for gaming. Im just looking for a solid rig for swtor on max settings for under a grand. Im new to building pc's and i just want to get the best I can for my budget. Theres just soo much information its hard to now what to believe and listen to in reviews wtc..
Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Rosewill cases are OK - the Antec 300 or Cooler Master HAF 912 would be far superior choices for the money, IMO.
PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
You have to make sure your PSU is certified and rated at least 80+ Bronze or better and if it isn't - don't buy it. Antec is a pretty good budget choice but you should at least check out the Corsair CX series and if you wanted something modular try the PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII.
CPU - MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
The 560 is a good choice for sure, but EVGA would be a far better brand than MSI would, IMO.
And if you're getting the 2500K I'd also recommend a good cooler if you plan to OC - the Cooler Master Hyper 212 is always a good choice in this area.
The ASUS board lets you connect 4 SATA 6Gb/s storage devices vs. 2 from the ASRock. It also has onboard USB 3.0 connectors (the ASrock board does not) to easily connect to a case's front USB 3.0 ports (which the HAF 912 does not have).
The ASRock board is Gen3 (compatible with Ivy Bridge and PCI-e 3.0 cards) - for so-called future proofing. The ASUS board doesn't offer this unless you get the GEN3 version (~$10 more).
ASUS warranty = 3 years. ASRock warranty = 2 years.
Other than the warranty, you basically get no benefit (particular to your build) from going with the ASUS board. Some people (including myself) stand by the quality from ASUS boards.
Ok I see what what your saying. Hard drive wise I dont plan on using more than 2. Just the one I have listed and the a SSD a little bit later, or if I find room in this budget. I like the price of the asrock, but I like the name of ASUS and I like the UEFI Bios. Upgrading wise, im not sure. I dont see myself upgrading the cpu or to a newer gfx card. when that time comes ill prolly do a whole new build.