Okay so this is my first build, I've done some research think I have found most of the parts and have decided to build it myself rather then use cyberpower or anything like that to be more familiar with the computer in case something goes wrong. anyway the only thing im not sure on is the MOBO which i think I might be spending a bit too much on. also I might be interested in getting a second graphics card later on.
I just want to make sure everything is compatible. If possible I would like to get the build closer to $1000 and I know the first thing most people will look to cut costs on is the case, But I am fairly fond of the case and I think the space and simple setup will be good since this is my first build. So if there is anywhere I am overspending or any parts that are overkill please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated =)
Sorry about the links being dead thats kind of weird. anyway im using it for some gaming and video use nothing to crazy as of now but could be more intensive gaming in the future.
I believe the PSU is 80 + bronze, also with 650W be okay for crossfire/SLI?
with the cpu, i was planning on the i52500k for a long time before the ivy bridge game out, I just kind of figured that the ivy bridge processors would be better so I just kind of naturally upgraded it.
I may try to get a SSD for a boot drive in the future
I will certainly look into that motherboard
I think a gtx 680 is a little out of reach I may be able to manage a 7870 however
also if anyone has a nice looking, cheap case with a simple setup I will certainly look at them.
I am planning on working into overclocking yes, As of now I really do not know much about it but eventually I want to overclock yes.
and I think I will try to get the 787-
as far as the case goes I love the aesthetis of the phantom, and I also like the space and simple set up on the inside and the cable management looks quite user friendly on the back side( even has loops for zip ties)
I am taking most of this info off of watching both the unboxing video on newegg, and the "how to build a computer" video on newegg where they used a corsair obsidian case and this case has many of the same features with a much better look for 40$ cheaper
Yeah, I actually really like PC power and cooling... but they're not modular. Seasonic would be nice. Just keep in mind that the difference between bronze and gold rated PSUs isn't all that large. It's really not. I mean, if possible, go higher, but it's not worth $50 imo