I am waiting for the new generation to come out from nvidia, If I need a gpu to be able to use my pc then let me know please, in the mean time I plan to type papers and read while waiting to play BF3, Skyrim, and Flight Sim
I am waiting for the price to drop from the high prices from the flood
I will be using the SSD as my main storage and boot until HDD's drop back down. I will buy PowerDvd 11 for the software with the optical drive. Combing all the parts I have listed I come up with $1454. If I can stay on the lower in of 1400 then that would be great as I will eventually buy the graphics card and a pci wireless card.
So my questions are:
1. Do you see anything that woudn't be compatible with this build? 2. Can I do simple task on this comp without a gpu like surfing the web or typing a paper. I assuming I can because it has a built in dvi and hdmi port to the motherboard.
3. Anything you would change that would make a big improvement for a small price?
4. Anything unnecessary that could be changed for a decent price drop?
5. Cooler master or the Zaldan?
6. Any bottlenecks other than lack of graphics card?
7. Am I missing anything major as this is my first pc build?
This is a better cooler than the Zalman at ~$60:
NZXT Havik 140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Personally I would not go for the Hyper 212 Plus/Evo because its fan has a maximum speed of 2000RPM, which I would find too noisy. But if that doesn't bother you then it's a good choice.
Altho with either the Cooler Master or the NZXT Havik it would be a good idea to get RAM without tall heatspreaders, it would be a good idea anyway as tall heatspreaders on DDR3 RAM are unnecessary.
16GB is kind of overkill for a gaming build, 8GB for ~$50 seems like a significant saving to me.
If you are going for the top end next gen Nvidia card and really do want the option to add a second one then you probably will need a 950W PSU. If it is a more mid range card or you are really reluctant to add a second one then you should be getting a lower wattage, higher efficiency, modular unit.
Yes you will be able to use your build without a GPU.
Alright, after a little more research I've decided to go with the Zalman because it is a little more quiet and wont mess with my memory heatspreaders although those may not even be necessary.
Another question i have is for the os, do i need to buy the 200 dollar something version or is the oem the one i want for system building.
Any other input for any of the other parts would be great, may start ordering things tomorrow so i can hopefully get this built before I go off to school
First of all, any reason your buying the i7 over the i5-2500k? You could save yourself a bundle there with no loss of performance in gaming.....
With a Z68 motherboard, you do not need a GPU to use your PC, the motherboard comes with video outputs and will use the GPU built into the CPU chip.
RAM: 16GB is pointless unless your using applications you know for a fact will actually utilize it. Games will not make use of more than 3-4GB at MOST. 8GB RAM, 1600MHz, CL9 is the current sweet spot for price vs. performance and is still over-kill for all gaming builds.