I'm currently looking to build a new computer since my Dell Inspiron Laptop is rather outdated. I already have a CD/DVD drive along with any cables needed so I did not include those. I plan on maybe overclocking slightly (I'm not going to hardcore OC this system). I picked these parts to use some of the newer technology so hopefully I won't have to upgrade for awhile. Any suggestions/tips/constructive criticism would greatly be appreciated! I just want to get the best bang for my bucks
**I have edited this list to reflect the changes in my build**
**Before Misc parts below the computer cost $1,071 which includes shipping + promo codes**
Misc parts that I will buy later
Hard drive - I don't need much storage right now so the SSD will be sufficient until I buy a storage hard drive later. Probably $100-150
Mouse/Keyboard/Headset - Not really worried about these right now since I already have older ones. But I will likely buy them once I build the computer so still thinking about the cost of these in order to add into the total cost.
change mobo to extreme 4 apparently extreme 6 has been having a few problems and extreme 4 has 2x 3.0 pci slots so u can have a 2 way sli/xfire
or ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 and Intel Core i5-3570K
does wonders and has fan xpert to make the case a bit more quiet if you really need to
not a fan of sandforce drivers as it is unstable if you want speed go with ocz vertex 4 but I like having a stable SSD Crucial m4 128GB
PSU: a 700-800 watt will do for 2 way sli/Xfire so i think you are fine there
Thank you for the quick reply! The GTX 670 seems to be roughly around $400 so roughly $150 increase in the build. Honestly I don't know much about graphic cards anymore so I will need to do a little research to see if the graphic comparison is worth the difference in price.
Thank you also boulbox for the suggestions! I think I'm going to switch over to the mobo/cpu combo you posted due to the issues of the mobo I previously selected. Also because I did not see that combo deal while browsing NewEgg!
I'm still debating on what to do with the SSD. Crucial does seem like the safe bet to go with.
well telling you this now the 670 and the 7850 will run fine for the next few years to come
i had a 6950 still works on most games at a good 40-60 fps on high quality(not maxed all the way)
if set things up like this going with a 750 watt supply then when your fps start to drop in the next 2-3 years buy a second one as it will be cheaper
now here is why i don't recommend doing this
it is a good idea but technology will move on pretty fast and you might not even wanting to buy a second 7850 to buying another single GPU will work a lot better than just having 2 that will take up a lot more power
i rather go with a seasonic 620 watt supply and go buy a 670 when you need another GPU you can for sure sell your GPU for a good price to people that can't afford the more high end cards and use that money to help upgrade to maybe something far in the future such as a 870 or a 9850(these are just guesses of what the names will be)
Yea I understand exactly what your saying. So I'm thinking about changing the build up slightly then to just run one good graphic card and a decent PSU. If I aim for the GTX 670 what would be a good PSU for this build? I do like modular PSUs (it drives me crazy seeing non used wires), but it doesn't have to be modular if the quality of the PSU is incomparable to other PSUs out there. Again, thank you for the help, I truly appreciate it!
if you want one that i really like to use for my system(because it is gold which means it is more efficient and pulls in a more clean power which means less of a chance of a short fuse and is pretty quiet because of the 3 mode fan)
Ok, so I made some more changes to the build above. I took your advice on the power supply which also helped get the cost of the computer to roughly $1,070! I'm still debating on the GTX 670, but I might just stay with the 7850 and get a nice gaming mouse/keyboard and possible headset instead of the ones I currently am using.
So the build above I believe is very close to what I want to get, so if you see anything else I could makes changes on please feel free to keep giving me advice!
128GB will only put in the OS and a few games.I forgot to add an OS into the build and you will ned a DVD drive to go with that.(i don't like buying DVD burners because i just take my old computer's dvd burner and add it into the new one) for a burner just get one under $20 since i think you will not use it that much compared to usb
keyboard: i really like Razer keyboards such as blackwidow ultimate but it cost a bit.
another really good brand of gaming keyboards is logitech
Mouse: not really a fan of super high priced mouses choose what ever you think is right such as high DPI(meaning it will move your courser will less space, also if buying one with a high DPI i like going with razer control mouse pad to make it smoother) or one with a few buttons on the side for MMO.
Which GTX 670 are you looking at? I guess when I see like 5-10 different versions of a graphic card I get confused b/c I don't know which one is better out of all of them (if there is one that is better than the rest)
Here is the list of them on NewEgg. I don't know where to really look up and see which one of these outperforms the rest. I guess if anyone could give me advice on which one of these is the best way to go that would be appreciated!
I can't stop thanking you guys for all the help so far today, really have made this build less stressful that I was expecting it to be
Im waiting on the ASUS model to come out, it is the quietest one. Not sure when it will be released but probably within the next month. Besides that go for the gigabyte model, its in stock at tiger direct