it's my first time building a computer from zero and a wanted some piece of advice before I buy every part.
I don't play BF3 or crisis or any hugely graphic demanding but i want to be able to change my GPU if i need to in the future.
I also don't want any lag. And I don't want to wait 3 min for my computer to start.
so here's my build :
Case : Thermaltake v4 black edition
PSU : Thermaltake Performance 600 Watts
MOBO : ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z
CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K (should i go with amd fx?)
GPU : Powercolor Radeon HD 6850
RAM : Corsair 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
SSD : Crucial m4 64GB 2.5-inch SATA 6GB/s
HDD : Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
(i also have an external hdd 750Gb)
if you have any suggestion please make them, i would be happy to hear it.
Maybe you want change your Case to Cooler Master HAF(High Air Flow) and add an aftermarket CPU cooler( air or liquid). A PSU of at least 700 watts or higher.
CPU: i3 2120(No Overclocking so this should be good for SC2 and Dota 2 - No BottleNeck)
RAM: 8GB(8GB is good enough for gaming)
PSU: 600Watts from good known brands(600Watts is good enough But recommended one with a feature that will make a fan 0RPM at 300watts and lower)
MoBo: Cheap ones(A sub $100 is good enough but get one with PCI-E 2.0 x16)
Case:Mini Tower(Mini tower is better in weight/room and is more quiet but depends on fans...)
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 6GB/s(This is a combo of HDD+SSD which is said to be a in middle of both and also faster than HDD)
SSD: None(Wait until SSD reaches $1 per GB)
Optical Drive: CD+DVD RW(Any cheap Optical Drive is fine since it's not ganna be used for Blu-Ray stuff or ganna be used 24/7)
Video Card: Recommended a Radeon HD 7950