This is my first time adventuring into the world of building desktops. I recently compiled a list of what will be in it. I might change the gpu for a better one and the cpu but atm this is what came up with. Please give me your advice and thoughts on it.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within this year, 2012
Budget Range: 800-1,600 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, High quality videos, surfing the web, Work
Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but open to recommendations
Country: New York City, I will be building this myself....first time
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an Intel CPU with a 23" LCD and full tower case with Nvidia GPU
Overclocking: Maybe, don't know how but will learn in future
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, will learn in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments:I would like a powerful (Video and audio rendering) pc that remains at a cool temp. Noise level could be moderate but preferred to be quiet...
This is my first desktop project that I will upgrade on and turning it into a better desktop in the future....so I assume the Mobo, CPU, and PSU is most important? I provided a list of the parts below.....(Hope I got the format right this time. hehe.
That's basically the basics. I might change the PSU if needed if I change my GPU and CPU...I will most def upgrade from this base desktop. I also do intend to SLI in the future with either 560 ti or if my budget allows..670.... (which means I'll need a better CPU I think)
Any thoughts ad input would be awesome! I am a noob at this hahas... Thanks!
You could save about 90$ by getting a smaller hard drive, 3 TB is huge. Although you mentioned using the comp for high quality videos so you may need all that. At least for me, I've used about 180GB on my current hard drive which is 5 years old.
O wow, thanks for the quick response! Can I use the NZXT case? Is it bad?
Thank you for all your advice so far. Looking everything over and very informative!
if you like the phantom case more than the 302, go ahead and get one. i would suggest you get the phantom 410 as it is just a smaller version of the phantom. it would add around 40 dollars in cost. i personally don't like the phantom just because of how much plastic they use but it is up to your personal preference