Posted a thread about a month ago, then decided to wait because of Ivy Bridge and financial problems..
And now I'm back on the horse
Looking for a gaming pc for about 1-2 weeks from now.
The build I had in mind, after some research is:
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB GDDR5
Corsair TX 650 V2 650W
G.Skill DDR3 F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
CoolerMaster HAF 922
Besides that, I'm gonna get SDD (probably 120/180GB) and an i7 2700k from a friend.
I'm on a very tight budget as is, and would really like to know if this build is any good, and if I can cut some fat somewhere on it. It's already a bit over the budget I wanted.
For that price for the case, the Corsair 400R has much better features, the HAF 922 has tool-less design but actually the HAF 912 plus has better cable management but you loose tool-less HDD bays and an LED on/off switch.
you can get a 550W PSU and still have headroom. You'll save a few bucks. Also, I noticed that you have the micro ATX version of that MoBo. Get the ATX version and it would be cheaper than the extreme 4.
One more question though - I'm not sure yet whether to buy the parts from a local store, Or should I order it from Amazon\Newegg.
Over the net will be cheaper, but I'm afraid that any of the parts will have some problem over the time (mainly MoBo and GPU), and I won't have anyone to address to.
Does any of you have any experience with warranty problems via Amazon\Newegg or such?