Hello All, I'm currently building a computer for my friend. I'm not expert and my of my knowledge is from here. I've built a system before myself but I'm not that technically inclined to OC. =) Learning though.....
Anyways, This build will be solely for gaming. Wants to be able to Max D3. Single Monitor at 1920x1080. Maybe a secondary monitor but that will be for 2D application and not gaming. So lets get started....his budget is $1200.00 but I can go max out at $1500.00 I really want him to get that GTX680...i know i know..its overkill...but I got one and I love it. LOL
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A few days
BUDGET RANGE: CDN $1200-$1500 with Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WOW, D3, GW2, TERA -a few years future proof
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.canadacomputers.com (will be going in store for purchase)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Really want Nvidia but ATI is a possibility
OVERCLOCKING: Not at this time, maybe in the future
Not Needed: Monitor, Keyboard, Mice, Headset, Windows OS
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080.
This is the build I have so far: I need recommendation if something can be better and I can save on, but needs to be from Canada Computers or TigerDirect.ca
Few Notes: Will be a fresh build, but he does not need a HDD to store. He has an external drive for music, pictures, date files, etc.
SSD will be boot drive, Office, and WOW, D3, and possibly one more game...I think a 128gig should be enough..but again ur recommendations would be great.
That list looks great. You've chosen sensible parts, so you could probably squeeze a gtx 680 in and be within budget ($1500), so if its a gaming build.... why not maximise it's potential gaming life span?
Ya. Heard a lot of SSDs are really garbage. Just need one thats works and is stable. Real life use he wont notice the difference in brands I dont think. I'm using Intel X25-M 80gig and i've had no Issues over the years of usage.
CPU cooler will be added later if he decides to OC. but he will not be at this time at least for a year or two. at that time, its time to remove everything and clean internals anways, so that will be the time to think about adding in a CPU cooler.
@ adgjlsfhk: thank you. I will look into that ram in a bit.
@Formata: You don't think spending $ on a old gen is a waste? I mean if u guys would have to choose. Newer 7000 series ATI cards vs 5xx Nvidia Cards..what would be your choice?
Like i've said. I've been using ATI for many years and my previous cards was 5850's xfired. Im now running a EVGA GTX680. I will never go back to ATI due to drivers issues and customer support. I'm not fanboy. But it looks like im heading that way......=(