First i want to say i love the forums, i have been reading so much in here i can't really describe how great you all are! wow i wish i was half as good lol..
saw the danish Tomshardware and i must say it looks like a ghost town <.<
Well i decided that i want to build a gaming system. My budget is around 1500-1800$ (keep in mind i live in denmark so the prices here are abit more... expensive.. just add like atleast 20% of the original price )
it will be used to play recent games and Guild wars 2! and also running a BUNCH of software like photoshop and i will be virtualising(servers) aswell.. And it as a side, trying to future proof it so i wont have to spend a dime in the next 2-3 years
now to the fun part!
GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 680 (around 639$) (will arrive here in around 1. may or so i read)
Board: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (284$) (i really just picked it because it looked so cool! ... that and the because of the thermal armor. Sorry for my noobish thougts! also been looking at ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE )
Cpu: Core i5 I5-2500 (around 266$) (either this or the Core i7 I7-3820 for future proofing)
Powersupply: Silver Power SP-SS620M 620W PSU(142$) (can this really run all those components??.. only 620W?..)
ram: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4 GB(130$) (just picked some i found, don't think it matters too much..)
HDD: I have a bunch so i dont really need more. (still nice if you recommend some )
and a place to throw it all in!
NZXT Phantom Crafted Series (177$)
My question: Will all this fit? is the power supply strong enough? the socket of the I7 is FCLGA2011, Does that fit in the board?
And at last: Can this be improved? i have been looking at benchmark charts and stuff but i can't really decide..
No, LGA 2011 doesn't fit 1155.
Oh and welcome to the forums!. I think you need to change the case and power supply. Are you in the US?
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full tower
Power Supply: Corsair or Cooler Master 750 watt Power supply
Motherboard and CPU need to be compatible. So if the CPU is Socket 2011, then the Motherboard needs to be 2011. If you want that sabertooth ^ which is 1155 socket, then you need either an ivy bridge or sandy Bridge CPU.
Wow i really need to go up to 750W powersupply? O_O
well i never heard anything good about i7 other than expensive and small improvement.. but the i5 2500k on the other hand has recieved blessings from all kinds.. But is it future proof? can i keep it for atleast 3 years?
And that case looks nice, is it easy to stuff it all in there?.. Been trying to piece it all together in excel x.x
So ATX is the form factor of power supplies i think?..
woah i totally forgot about that, yes a ssd would definitely be a great improvement! The hdds i have might become a bottleneck for the setup! i see xD
oh about the ram, what does it matter that it is 1.5 or 1.65?..
1.65v is not compatible with sandy bridge. Yes they may work but its the very maximum SB can take. You could possibly fry your cpu. It also means definately no overclocking your ram for you. And at the same price you really can't go wrong with 1.5v
By the way, i just noticed that the ivy bridge Core i5-3570K has been released.. And for almost same price as the 2500k. The z77 sabertooth can take 3rd gen processors right?
and this means that if i decide to use the Core i5-3570K i would have to find a 1.65v ram or can i still go with the 1.5v? (my logic says that if it can handle 1.65, it should be able to go 1.5 but im unsure)
and Core i5-3570K has intel HD 4000, i plan to use this to lower the power usage while not gaming. Can this be done?