I need a motherboard but have no idea what motherboard to get so i need help on that.Do I also need Windows 7 or does that come with a motherboard?
Things I'm Concerned with:
-Should i get a 560 ti 2gb or a 560 ti 1.2gb 448 cores instead of the Radeon 6950 2gb?
-Do i need a bigger pc tower, sufficent cooler?
-Do i need that much power or can i go down to 500-550w with no problem?
-Do i need to buy speakers, ill be using earbuds most of the time
-Do i need to buy a cpu cooler or does one come with a purchase of the cpu. ( in this case the 2600k )
-AM I MISSING ANYTHING ELSE?!
3. If you have earbuds, then you shouldn't need speakers since there are speaker and microphone plugs on the front panel of your case. Speakers are nice every once in a while though
4. All retail CPUs (CPUs not market with OEM or the Intel Extreme CPUs) come with a stock Heatsink and fan, however, the stock fan is CRAP, although it'll do fine if you don't OC. If you want an aftermarket HSF to Overclock your i7, then I recommend the CM Hyper 212+: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...
5. The OS must be purchased separately. I recommend Win7 Home Premium, although Pro and Ultimate work also (although a LOT more expensive). No matter which OS you get, you will want a 64bit OS. NO MATTER WHAT. If you go 32bit, then you can only use around 3.5GB of that 8GB RAM.
1. I know you're going to be using the build for video editing, but the Intel i5 2500k is a much better CPU to get. It is basically the i7's younger brother. The i5 is better price wise and the hyperthreading ability from the i7 is pretty useless in gaming applications. It's also cheaper and like the i7, it is overclockable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And thanks a bunch for giving me that tip on i5 2500k. Ill be getting that and saving a hundred dollars now.
I couldn't find that exact motherboard on amazon which i need to buy my stuff at, so is there a motherboard like the one you told me about like that on amazon? I really liked that that came with usb 3.0 and everything for the price.
Also is 600 watts alot? Could i go down to 550 or 500 watt power supplys?
And i've decided to go with the 560 ti 448 instead of radeon 5950, thanks for that too.
Thanks alot youve really helped and any other feedback is appreciated