Hello everyone! This is my first time building a gaming computer and I am very new to this. The problem with me is that I am just picking parts randomly without knowing if they will support each other. Hopefully you can help me and thanks in advance!!!!
Approximate Purchase Date: In the following 2 weeks!
Budget Range: $1000 - $1500~
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, office works
I would like to build a gaming computer that would run the latest games (e.g. Skyrim) on the market, as well as upcoming games at medium-high settings. So far with my friend's help and a days of research I have arrived with a build but still unsure if it is able to run smoothly on games or whether the parts are suitable for each other. The prices are all in AUSD.
In total they are approximately $1.3k including Win7 operating system. I realize the prices might be much dearer than those of newegg's but the store I am buying it from is much more convenient for me. Of course I would prefer if there are a more cheaper build which will work equivalently well so please give me suggestions to parts that I should change!
For the base setup I would agree that a 650W PSU is more than adequate. However, if you want to overclock or expand your setup later (ie. SLI) then you might want to invest in a larger, high-quality PSU now. It all depends of your needs.
You also might want to pick up a SSD, the performance increase for the price is astounding. Use the SSD for productivity applications and Windows, and use the HDD for movies, music, games, etc.
I would also suggest DDR3-1600 RAM, it is much cheaper and the performance increase you will notice with the DDR3-2133 is negligible.
That Cooler master PSU SUCKS by the way so as it was mentioned up there and if you plan to SLI you need a 750W or more if you want to and go with brands like XFX (as mentioned above) Corsair,Seasonic or Antec
Just Stick to the 750w psu, and get another Gtx 560 ti in the Future, I have 2 Gtx 560 ti on sli and I play Metro 2033 Maxed at 1900x1200 with 30 to 45 fps. On Bf3 I get 120 Fps and with alot of explosions i get 70 -60 fps.