I am trying to build my first gaming rig and i need some help find parts. I plan on using it for serious gaming, surfing the web, watching videos and everything in between. I already have my motherboard and Cpu purchased.
Purchase Date: any time within the next 6 months
Budget: around $1200 for the rest of the parts but am will to go higher
System usage: Gaming(would like to be able to run all or most games on high with no issues), modding my phone(android), surfing web , videos
Preferred websites: Newegg.ca ncix.ca and memoryexpress.ca
Parts Preferences: for the video card id like to go with nvidia, for the case i was looking at the NZXT phantom. Western digital for harddrive
Overclocking: Yes both cpu and video card
Additional comments: for the video card i was looking at either a gtx 560 ti or a gtx 570. i would also like to have the computer running as cool as possible. Id like a modular power supply. For ram i was looking at either 6GB or 12GB.
Any help with this build would be much approicated as i know very little bout how to pick parts that will work togethor and how to get the most out of my rig.
If you need to include peripherals in the budget then you've still got plenty of room.
If you don't necessarily need to include peripherals then you could get a ~120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD still in budget.
However the only good reason to go with an X58 socket 1366 build these days is if you can get a substantial discount on the CPU and motherboard.
Almost exclusively you should be going for a Z68/Z77 socket 1155 Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge build as the they outperform 1366 CPUs and do so while consuming less power and producing less heat and it's usually cheaper. If you don't already have the CPU and motherboard in your possession then I'd recommend canceling those orders and going SB/IB.