It's my first build and I'm just looking for other people's advice and opinions to see if I
picked good parts or a bad brand, you know, just things that people know from experience
from there previous buildings.
Approximate Purchase Date: 2-4 Weeks
Budget Range: $1500-1800, before rebates and before taxes
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing Videos&Photos, Probablly Computer Programing or Computer Science
Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Moniter, OS, Optical Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'm mostly looking at microcenter, I'm not picky though.
Parts Preferences: Mostly just Intel and any major brands out there
That 550Ti is VERY underpowered, it was a low end card last generation. You'd be looking for something like a GTX670 at this budget.
Only 8GB of RAM on an editing build, you need 16GB.
PSU is way too overkill, a single card setup doesn't even need half of that. Get a 600W, or 750W if you want the possibility of SLI/Crossfire later.
Intel SSD's are very good, but aren't worth the massive premium they have on other drives. I would recommend an OCZ Vertex 4 or Crucial M4.
Sandy Bridge on a Z77 doesn't fit all that well. Upgrade the processor to an i7-3770k.
That case is very big, while to dissuade you from getting one would make me a hypocrite, it may be money better spent somewhere else.
I don't see a CPU Cooler anywhere and you have an overclocking chip and an overclockers board. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the standard heatsink to get.
Thanks, to you and to everyone else for helping!
Lol, i had that idea in mind but i wasn't too sure about the graphics card
,and well the reason i picked a big case was to because it had room for everything
Btw i picked a big power supply since , I've thought of having
more graphics cards installed, and I just wanted to make sure
it was a walk in the park for the PSU.
In your guys opinion, would you recommened 2x8GB, or 4x4GB of ram since yall said 16G..??
Not to mention I have forgotten about the cooling, but which is better
Air or Water Cooling??.