System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies/Games/Graphics/General
Parts Not Required: Everything not listed
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Umart
Parts Preferences: None really
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1250
Additional Comments: Okay so I'v been a bit back on the times recently as the last computer I bought was ~ 4 years ago so everything seems very good and cheep to me, but thats just how things have changed.
Using parts only from Umart this is what I have put together (some parts will still change though)
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500 Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU ($211)
Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL RAID USB3.0 SATA3 ($121)
Video card - Asus ENGT430
RAM - G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800 CL8(F3-12800CL8D-8GB ($81)
Hard Drive - Seagate SATA3 2TB Barracuda 64mb Cache ($146)
The video card must stay, as I am salvaging that from my old PC as it is only 1 month old.
I am unsure on a PSU and Case still, I have a DVD drive that I think will work with the M/B but I'm not fussed if I have to buy a new one. Everything else I own/dont want.
As I have probably far less experience then some of you guys, what do you think about what I have put together? What should I change?
Also, If I am doing advanced rendering and animation, do you think the I5 and 8gig ram is sufficient or should I go I7 and 12 - 16 gigs?
Thanks in advance, I appreciate any feedback you can give.