Hi there, about to build a new machine and would like some advice please. It's been so long since I've built a machine hardware has changed so much.
This machine won't be used for any gaming, it'll be used for programming(variety of languages), web design and some light photo and video editing.
I'm looking at GTX550 for my card but I have heard bad things about it. The reason I'm going nvidia over AMD/ATI is because I'll be using Linux most of the time. All I need is two monitors running at 1920x1080. Is this card worth getting?
Here are the specs.
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 INTEL Z68 PCI-E 3.0 (Was going to go with the p8z68-v LE but will probably utilize bluetooth and esata)
Please comment on any other components.
I live in New Zealand and will be buying from computerlounge, elive, pbtech and playtech.
ANTEC GAMING ONE HUNDRED GAMING CASE (Dont really care about looks, although I might get a Fractal R3)
Definitely go for the Fractal. I'm planning to upgrade my work computer's case to an Arc MIDI at some point.
Your build looks pretty good but drop the 550TI (and I like EVGA no question) and instead get a Radeon 7770, the 550TI is becoming pretty much a moot point anymore. It's what I use in my system but I'm planning to move it to a 670 or a 7950 if the price drops any time soon.
And one thing I will say is that if you're going for the Corsair Vengeance RAM be sure to watch the tall heat sinks. I'd definitely recommend an aftermarket cooler if you're going 2500K for overclocking purposes.