Budget Range: 1200 After Rebates. Excluding Monitor
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Potential need for magnified text; Financial/Investment software with graphics; Surfing; movies . Though we have a hi Def LCD Monitor(VIZIO XVT423SV) with integrated web access via our Home Network, it would be nice though not critical to receive and possibly record Hi Def movies with the PC.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
SLI or Crossfire: No
This is my first build. I am not a gamer. Potential need for magnified text.
Are the following compatible and conforming ?
Asus P8Z77-V LK mobo
CM Storm Enforcer (Prefer to avoid huge case)
Intel Core i5-2500 processor
Video Card: RADEON XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Though I'm not a gamer I want decent graphics
PSU Seasonic M1211 620W ATX 12V V2.3
RAM 8GB ? Brand/model DDR3 1600 ?Crucial CT2KIT25664BA160B The Asus website RAM recommendations for my MOBO are outdated.
HDD One Terabyte. Not Seagate. ?Brand
? SSD for Operating System (Windows 7 64bits)
LAN Intel EXP19301CTBLK Network Adaptor
Audio Card ? Need for Audio Card for decent sound vs the Audio chip on MB; Realtek ALK892
HAve 5.1 Computer Speaker system: Lansing ADA745
Monitor: Please suggest given potential need for magnified text.
Advice would be greatly appreciated. My only relevent experience is replacing HD and memory
Go Western Digital Caviar Blue or Black for hard drive
Dunno about the monitor.
Thank you for your helpful comments. By "7770" above do you refer to XFX FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 ? Because according to the listing @ Tiger Dir, the min power requirement is 600W whereas for the 677X it is 500W ??