It's gonna be my brother's build btw, but it's the first build that I'll be putting together
Approximate Purchase Date: Around this week. There's a deal going on for SSD's for like $18 off so before that ends
Budget Range: Up to $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching anime (Hi10P 1080p mkv format mostly)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca and directcanada.com
Parts Preferences: Asus, Intel, Corsair PSU
Overclocking: Yes for sure if I go with sandy bridge, but if I go with ivy bridge I might need water cooling? I'd have too see the suggested heat sinks first
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future. That's why I chose the 2GB model
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 I might even get a three monitors in the future
Additional Comments: Bling doesn't really matter, but if some lights would help me see into the case better I might get those, and I'm open to suggestions to make it quieter. The only thing I haven't decided on is weather to get sandy bridge or ivy bridge. What kind of cooling would I need if I wanted to overclock with ivy bridge?
I'm getting the case at directcanada because it's less and the shipping is free. On newegg the shipping put on an extra $20 or so. I'm getting the motherboard and the hyper 212 EVO from there too cause they're a little less, plus it's free shipping.
I might look around in my local stores for hard drive prices, and if those don't work out I'll get the WD drive from newegg for storing media, or I might just use an extra HDD that I have lying around.
At some point we'll mess around with overclocking once I know a little more about it.
I might mess around with ram disks too. In the future if I wanted to buy a second set of this ram for 16GB would it work alright?
With the HDD it comes out to around $1700
Anything seem overkill? I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!
Use a smaller cheaper power supply and spend the money you save to upgrade to a more power efficient 7XXX radeon
Even the 7850 that costs the same as the 6950 performas better at your resolution most of the time http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
but if you ditch the useless arctic silver , get a 500 watt psu , and a slightly cheaper case you can afford a 7870