Hey guys, so this is the first pc that I have ever tried to build. I'm trying to keep it as close to $1000 as possible, but with an SSD and monitor it gets a bit more expensive than I had wanted, but dont think its too bad of a price.
I will be overclocking my CPU and I MAY use SLI in the future but not positive so at the moment.
I wanted to know if you guys thought there were any items I picked that could be replaced with something cheaper (but not reduce the quality of component). Like is it worth just getting a Patriot memory just because it is cheaper or would I just be best to stick with a good known manufacturer?
Also wondering about a few specific components. MOBO: How is this mobo for the build I have? Like is there anything comparable around the same price. Also if I have USB 3.0 on the case front should I be investing in a mobo with internal USB 3.0 or is it ok if it only has USB 2.0 internally.
PSU: Is getting a modular psu worth the extra cost in getting? Should I get a lower voltage PSU with what I am using?
Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $22.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $146.98 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Hard Drive Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $83.30 @ B&H
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB Video Card $277.55 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case $139.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply OCZ 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $129.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $25.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Hannspree HF225DPB 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping and discounts when available. $1271.73
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