Hey guys! This is my first foray into the realm of PC building and was wondering before i order these parts, whether there's anything I should change. I'm looking to build a gaming PC that can run any current game at maximum settings and be fairly future-proof aswell. The current build costs exactly £999 and I am definitely open to any money-saving techniques that you experts may know of. Here are the specs:
Would you say that the Zalman Z11 would get the job done? Or would it not suit my needs? If so, why not?
Also, would the build that I have suggested work? How many fans would I need?
You need to flash the BIOS to get most Z68 boards to work with IB processors, so get a Z77/75 mobo instead.
The Zalman looks cool and has good airflow and a ton of fans, but there is not a whole lot of room in the back of the case, so it's harder to do all the cabling. Also, it lacks internal USB 3.0 connectors, so you have to wire them around the back of the case instead.
you should get a 550w if you are oly planning to run 1 card in your system and 750w if you plan to run 2 cards in the future. cool looking cases look boring in a really short amount of time. i rather sacrifice looks for usablitiy
Ok I've decided that I don't want the hassle of the smaller case so I went with the Fractal Core 3000. Just to confirm, the parts that I have suggested above, sum to a fully functioning PC that can play any current game on max settings? Am I overlooking any compatibility issues?