My second build. This is an ongoing project. I would like to set things up with the potential to expand. SLI or cross firing later, perhaps additional solid state memory and a better monitor. I know HD TVs don’t make very good gaming monitors, but this build will tap me out for a while.
Approximate Purchase Date: January 2012
Budget Range: $600-750
Operating System: Windows 7
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.
Parts Not Required: Operating system, monitor (for now).
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com/Amazon.ca. I use Amazon.com when I can, because they have better deals and free shipping, but I am living in Canada, so parts from Amazon.com that don’t ship to Canada (check product details) are a no go. Same goes for NewEgg.com and NewEgg.ca.
Parts Preferences: Intel and not AMD. I would also like to SLI or crossfire later on though. Lasting value is important, as I will be adding to this setup later when I have more moneys.
SLI or Crossfire: Later, yes.
Monitor Resolution: 1080p, 32" LG HD TV
Additional Comments: I am pretty new to all this, but I have done quite a bit of research. I would like to play recent and upcoming games (CIV V, ME3, SWTOR, etc.) at high settings and with little noise. I want my pc to be fast and simple and to perform well without making me poor. I went with the i5 2500 (and not the 2400) for overclock-ability. I went with Solid State memory for overall speed (my none-game memory demands are negligible).
Is this case compatible with the usb 3.0 (since it says "usb 2.0"?
^I support that. 2500K for sure.
Hyper 212 EVO. It's $5 more and significantly better.
Most of your links don't work, incidentally.
I'd go 750W for future SLI. I think 600'd be pushing it.
The 912 does not have front-panel USB 3.0 ports. There's no such thing as compatibility between a case and a motherboard port; there's just that extra feature. IMO it's pretty unnecessary: as of yet the only USB 3.0 devices are external hard drives, and you can just plug those into the back of the mobo anyway.