Hello, I need to cut down on the amount spent on this gaming/school pc. Please help.
I am a novice at custom building a computer, so this is my first build. It needs to be completed by august 2012. I don't need an os or office software, but this computer needs to last 4 or 5 years w/ decent performance and no upgrades unless a part breaks, in which case ill have to downgrade that part because of little upgrade budget. Thanks and I welcome all suggestions.
Main uses: Running applications for school (eg word, powerpoint, etc.) and gaming with games ranging from deus ex: human revolution to LoL to skyrim.
Possible parts( need to cut down on price, but not much on performance.)
Case: HAF 922 blue (I like the Blue LEDs more than the red. And it needs mid tower.)
Motherboard: Asus p8z68-v (might get a motherboard w/ panther point when it comes out.)
processor: intel core i5 2500k (might get the ivy bridge equivalent when it comes out.)
Ram: 1600 mhz cosair vengeance 2x4gb (i want 1600 mhz)
Video card: XFX AMD radeon 6870 1gb
Hard drive: Western digital Caviar black 750gb(need 500-750gb)
Optical drive: Samsung sh-b123L (need a drive that plays bluray and writes dvd.)
Power supply:650 watt ocz zs series 80+ bronze series psu
Monitor: Asus ve247h(would like 1920x1080 led monitor)
Mouse: Logitech performance mouse mx (i would like wireless.)
Keyboard: Logitech g110
Speakers: Hercules Xps 2.1 Lounge(i really need separate speakers because i listen to lots of music.)
Webcam:Logitech c510(i need a webcam for skype calls and maybe for videotaping myself doing a presentation for school.)
Looks good the only addition that I would make is an SSD, I know that they are still very expensive but they make a huge improvement on the computer. With the release of SATA III the older gen SATA II SSDs are at a greatly reduced price. $100 -$150 or so for a 128GB. And the SATA II models are still very good. I have been using SSDs since they came out and I can attest to the great speed that they allow for.
I would recommend putting W7 on the SSD and all the installs/media on a storage drive such as the one that you listed.