Hey guys, im looking to build my own PC and ive pretty much made a list of the parts that im going to want. Im no PC expert and this is my first time building a new PC, so im just looking for any tips you experts out there have for me. Ill be using this setup for mostly gaming (Battlefield 3, Revelations, Team Fortress 2, just to name a few). Many thanks
Here's the list:
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K
GPU - EVGA NVidia GeForce GTX 580
RAM - G-Skill Ripjawz 8gb (4x2) 1600Mhz
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1tb
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro *I'm not so sure about this one, since all i really looked at was the LGA 1155 slot)
Case - CoolerMaster Elite 371
Fan - Scythe S-Flex SFF21E x1
PSU - Corsair GS700
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
I'm not too worried about the sound card, wifi card and optical drive, but any advice or recommendations on those would be greatly appreciated!
I also want some advice on the monitor. Right now, I'm looking at this: http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us... but its not available on Newegg. I'm happy with sizes of between 21"-24" screens, prefer full HD, and I don't really notice the difference between LCD and LED.
LG have always been my favourite brand for PC monitors. Anything 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 with a HDMI/DVI port should be fine. It's up to you which size you choose. Ideally look for something with a 2MS response time too rather than 5MS.
Samsung is also a very popular brand.
The price difference between the GTX 580 and the 7970 really isn't all that much and the 7970 is a far superior card. Seriously consider this, why pay the same, for something that will perform less.....