Approximate Purchase Date: Will be this week or next week at the latest
Budget Range: $2400 at the most
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required:Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Either newegg.com or tigerdirect.com
Parts Preferences: Intel full tower at least 24" monitor maybe bigger if budget allows
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 at the least
Additional Comments:Like the window due to building a decent machine would like to show it off.
I'm looking for a little help; granted, I've done small upgrades during my time with computers; however, I've never completely built one from scratch. With that in mind I was wondering if I could get some advice/comments from the community if either I'm paying more than I should or if I'm using a bad component. This is a gaming rig along with a partial work station for my computer science degree.
Two questions because I'm a little fuzzy on it: Is my PSU going to be able to handle the workload I'll be putting on it? Are SATA/SATA II compatible, because I'm not entirely sure, but know that I would like to have my bios operating system and a few of the games that I play on the SSD, and save the 1TB for other none speed related items? I don't plan to overclock; which is why I went with the 2500, instead of the 2500k
Final question: Would I need to get extra cables for the HDD, SDD, or my DVDRW rom?
I would check with Newegg and Amazon on parts prices. if you happen to live near a Microcenter, they have the best processor prices. You have to buy them in the store though. http://www.microcenter.com Locations in the drop down at the top.
Second, even though the Coolermaster PSU is Bronze certified, it is not very good. For those two cards you really need a 750 watt from a reputable name like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX, or Silverstone. XFX has some really good deals right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-371-049^17-371-049-TS%2C17-139-021^17-139-021-TS%2C17-207-016^17-207-016-TS%2C17-151-107^17-151-107-TS%2C17-139-010^17-139-010-TS
Thanks for the reply I switched to a SLi intel motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=353599&sku=G452-0144 I wasn't sure on the water cooling, but the price for it was right; however, I might change from the water cooler too a CPU aftermarket fan I picked up a modular xfx 750W PSU and dropped down too 8 gigs of ram. My only other question if you can answer it is do I boot the PC with just the SSD until I get the bios and OS on it?
Also, when you install the OS on the SSD, leave the HDD unplugged. After everything is up and running, all updates etc., you can then plug in the HDD and use this guide to set it up. The guy who wrote it has been working with PC's since their invention. http://www.pcworld.com/article/237496/the_best_of_both_...