Hey guys, I'm currently building my first PC, a gaming rig and I'm hoping some of you could help me picking out the parts. So far I've decided on going with:
ASUS Z77 Maximus V GENE mATX Motherboard
Cotsair Vengeance 8GB RAM
2x MSI 7850 Power Edition Video Card
Corsair TX650 PSU
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
ASUS VS248H-P Monitor
Logitech G9X Mouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
I plan on buying one 7850 at first and a second in a few months. I also plan on keeping everything at stock for about a year until I need to OC. I'm hoping I can last 3 years without upgrading, playing games on ultra, then high, and finally medium into next gen. How does this build look to you for a primarily gaming rig?
Now for advice, I'm not sure whether to go for a Mini or Mid tower. The mobo is mATX and the 7850's are only 8.5 inches in length, so I'm thinking they could possibly fit nicely in a mini tower. I've been looking at the NZXT Vulcan and Fractal Design Arc Mini. For cooling I've been looking at the Hyper 212+ and H60, though I think the size of the case will determine the cooling I need. There's also the OC factor so I might have to go for better cooling.
What do you guys suggest I get for a case and cooling system? Mini or Mid tower? And should I switch any part of my build?
Thanks for reading and for any advice. I'll be glad to finally get my build together.
1: get the extreme4 or a P8pz77-v board
2: get some crucial ballistix sport ram. they are low profile and cheaper
3: OCZ zt650 will be better. its fully modular and cheaper
4: if you like silence, the define r3 is the way to go
5: get the hyper 212 evo. its slighty better than the plus. its worth the 5 bucks
6: the seagate barracuda 1tb with 64mb of cache is cheaper than the black drive and is the same speed if not faster