Oh ok. I am configuring this on AVADirect. Will the Asus P8Z77-Pro be suitable? I suppose it would be a better idea to have a hard copy of Windows, in case anything should go wrong. How do I know if I need a 32 or 64-bit?
Before I continue, is there any good reason you are getting this on AVA Direct and not just on www.newegg.com?
Are you intimidated by the process of putting things together yourself or do you have more money than time and you would rather let other people bother with it?
As far as which version you need, I think you should have a really really good reason to get 32 bit Windows 7 if you are going to do so. If you aren't very clear why you are getting 32 then I would get 64 without thinking about it. 64 is better for like 99.9% of people.
P8Z77 is fine for most people's purposes. I would get that unless you are 100% sure you need the capabilities that are only on the Sabretooth (which is unlikely).
If you are getting other people to set all this stuff up for you the OEM license would be legal but it would still really suck at upgrade time.
If you are doing it yourself, the OEM copy would be both illegal and it would suck at upgrade time.
If you are doing it yourself, I am pretty sure the one I listed has both the 32 bit and 64 bit CDs in it and you just have to pick which one you want to use.
Well, to be honest, I am a little intimidated by building such an expensive computer on my own (I understand "expensive" is a relative term, but as it relates to me, it's an expensive rig). And the prices AVA offers compared to Newegg isn't THAT much on some of the components I have found.
Also, the upgrade from the P8Z77 to the Sabertooth is only about $22 (again, on AVA). Can ya, in a nutshell, tell me what capabilities the Sabertooth has that the P8Z77 does not offer?
There are tons of different versions of the P8Z77. I would have to know which one specifically.
I have no doubt that your computer is expensive for you, it is way better than my computer and I throw every dollar I can spare at mine.
I would, however, suggest that you just do it yourself unless the thought literally fills you with terror (it would with my wife).
You don't even really have to know a whole lot about electronics or anything, pretty much everything only goes in one place and it can only go in one way.
I guess if you are the super clumsy type and you think you might drop things or bend things or something like that it would be better to just pay someone else to do it, but there is a nice feeling of accomplishment when you learn how to do it yourself and see it come to life after you put it together.
- Edit - I just wanted to throw it out there that you did make your way here. This is one of the best places on the internet to assist you through such a do it yourself process.
have you considered the asrock extreme 4 z77 motherboard. i looked at the specs between the asrock and sabertooth. they're pretty much identical for 100 dollars cheaper. but you do get 5 year warranty with sabertooth and it does look cooler so.lol idk. i'm also debating between these two motherboard for my second build.
Also why is you power supply 850watt. i mean 750 watt is more than enough. even for sli
also you don't need 256gb ssd. trust me. its just waste of money. get your 128gb from crucial m4. for programs and operating systems. its more than enough and you'll still have 90gb left over for games and such. unless you going to play 10 games at one time. you don't really need more than 128gb. this is the arctic silver 5 that you want with arcticlean. to wipe off preinstalled thermal paste on your aftermarket heat sink fan. i'm not sure if its preinstalled but better be safe. and its pretty cheap on amazon. i got this for myself. http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-Ar...
also get evega gtx670 ftw edition. its over clock but stable and it almost matches the gtx680.
Thanks for your post man! That was actually one of the cases I was considering lol. I think I would like to stick with the Asus brand, as they are who I've become to trust. For 20 bucks more I've considered getting the superclocked 670, but wasn't sure how much more heat that would produce. And I think I went with the 850 just for the sake of having piece of mind that I'd always have more than enough juice.
Yea. I'm about to build a computer as well. Pretty much same parts your getting. I think I'll go with Asus as well. Just for extended 2 years warranty for 5 total. BTW there is white version of storm trooper with side window they is coming this month. It's called storm stryker.
I'm sure any gpu will have heat issues if there isn't enough airflow for it. But anyway I didn't see any heat issue on the review at newegg. I'll look into it more because I'm planning on getting that card lol.