I am looking to build a computer myself for the first time when i get back from deployment. I was hoping some of you geniuses wouldn't mind looking at my potential build and tell me whether i can make this any better and if these parts are compatible or not.... thank you for your time! I found all of these parts on newegg.com aside from the processor which obviously isnt available. I am open to any suggestions my budget is 2500 to 3000...
Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K
Memory: (2 F THESE) CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
GPU: (2 OF THESE CROSSFIRED) SAPPHIRE 100315-2GL Radeon HD 6850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-Drop the CPU to a 2500k. There's no sense putting your money on the i7-3770k quite yet. The 2500k is available now and the best buy on the market. Plus, you'll save a cool benjamin.
-Quite the expensive mobo you got there! I might prefer something with a little bit better overclocking capabilities, like this board here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Yes it's microATX but it offers some of the best overclocking out there for a relatively tame price. Plus it just looks badass!
-Your RAM is erm.. Very expensive and very unnecessary. 4GB is fine for the average user, 8GB for a gamer. This keeps prices down and performance up! Spend the extra money on fast RAM instead of more RAM.
-Woah buddy, wanna swap those GPU's. For a gaming rig, the GPU is the most important part. Try using a pair of 6970's instead of 6850's. The performance gap (and the price gap, haha) is HUGE! don't buy 6850's if you plan on gaming.
-I would drop the sound card unless you have a KILLER headset. Onboard is fine and the board I linked has a great sound card built in.
-Your PSU is overkill. Grab a quality 850w or 1000w unit from Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, XFX, or Enermax to name a few. Coolermaster isn't considered "top tier".
Your hard drives are alright, just get the cheapest you can find.
also i would like to get the best system i can for 3000 dollars, ill be spending all of it (even if its overkill ) and i am open to any and all suggestions even if you tear my build apart, i do however really want that specific case. thank u all soooo much
I'd definitely wait untill after the first tests and reviews of the ivy bridge cpus to know exactly which one you'd want for best performance to garantee you can maximize your full budget. Intel hasn't dropped the ball yet but theres always a chance for a fumble with the first wave of chips. And it happens.