I'm about to purchase the components for my first decent gaming rig. I've selected all the components but since I'm still an amateur, I'd be glad if you could look it through and see if everything is a good pick and that I haven't missed any better alternatives.
The rig is for gaming at high quality at 1920x1200.
The points that I would like most feedback are:
1) Is the motherboard a good pick for such a rig?
2) Is the PSU powerful enough and good quality enough?
3) Is the case good enough cooling-wise? I love the looks but if I can get better cooling at the same price, I'd consider it.
If you have any comments about any other components, I'd like that as well.
it has 32 less cores, but can be overclocked to pass the power of a gtx 570. plus that model comes with batman AC and battlefield 3. a gtx 570 would still be overkill for even bf3 believe it or not XD a gtx 460 can max out bf3 with a minimum dive of 20 FPS. and you board has 2 PCIe x16 3.0 slots, so its pretty future proof. when games get extremely intensive you can just throw in another and almost double your performance. but youd need a better PSU for 2. other than that, your build seems pretty good. dont forget about the disk drive and keyboard/mouse. my first build i completly forgot those 3 and had to go order them after XD that was embarrasing
I don't live in USA so I don't have access to newegg, the best offer I can get for 560 Ti is €271.8 so it's basically a €8 price difference. In Tomshardware GPU tier hierarchy it's however a tier lower to 570. Are you sure that 560 Ti overclocked is better then 570 overclocked? I know 570 doesn't clock as well but it should still remain better, am I wrong? Also as I can't get the newegg offer, I won't get the free games.
Not available for me. If you think Antec provides better quality I have this available for me: Antec PSU 650W 12CM ATX12V2.2 80+. I could get it for about €85. The question is, is it worth it? I know PSU is an extremely important component but isn't Chieftec also good quality? Let me know what you think.