Hello, I'm building a new rig this winter, approximate budget is 700$ Here is what I got,
System usage most important to least --> Gaming, internet, media
Parts not required, Mouse, monitor, Speakers, OS
Stores: Canada's Computer, NCIX
Parts preference: INTEL for CPU, EVGA for GRAPHIC CARD
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe Crossfire/SLI: Yes
Monitor Resolution: SyncMaster 920nw 1600x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 700$ is my budget, building this rig to handle StarCraft 2 at high graphics, for sure be able to play dota 2 at high performance also, and be able to handle Skyrim at a decent graphics since Skyrim requires a BOSS computer to run it ultra high. I'm stuck on which Cooling I should get, or Should I even get a COOLER, and also my friend emention about heatsink, is that the same as Cooling? And is the SSD already part of the OCZ hard drive I picked out? If there is anything that you want me to CHANGE SO I CAN SAVE MORE MONEY please help me out.
NZXT Lexa S Crafted Series Black Steel Mid Tower Case (69.99)
Everything that I ccalculated together with the parts at highest price added together comes up to 839.93, that is a bit over budget, any suggestion on what I can lower down? Or suggestion on which I should pick over which?
And Thank you very much, Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Happy New Years!!
I would like to mention that the 20$ investment of the I5-2500K is worth it because you can overclock these puppies to like 4.5 GHz and the regular I5 Processors dont allow this. I would go with a P67/Z68 Motherboard, if going with nvidia I'd go with the EVGA 560 GTX TI that has a 20$ promo code off right now.
You have so many "or"s that i actually stopped paying attention
PSU if you plan to SLI another 560 in the future then get the 750W if not go with a 600W.
You dont need a cooler/heatsink cause you arent going to be overclocking anything with that non "K" series cpu.
you have an SSD but no HDD you gotta be kidding me, do you have extras laying around the house or something. If not screw the SSD get an HDD and then down the line when you can actually afford an SSD get one
Go with the 1600mhz RAM
Go with the Z68 motherboard for future SSD easy doing
So, i still dont get this SSD and HDD mix thingy, anyone got some suggestions on thr hard drives that also has 60gb SSD dedicated to system starting? my friend was telling me to get a SSD 60gb from ocz, cause that thing can start up your computer in 20seconds and load up all the starting programs.