Hi guys I have lurked here for a few days now and I finally decided to make an account here.
First time building a desktop but I have done my best to do some research and make some choices. I just need some suggestions and someone who is more experienced than me to overlook my build (listed below) to see if there are any issues.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next
Budget Range: ~$1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and internet
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure... Just google'd it but still didn't understand what exactly it is or if the GPU I have chosen is compatible..
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Currently, I have this setup that costs ~$1500(Australian). Price includes peripherals.
1 x Intel S1155 Core i5 3570K 3.40Ghz Quad Core CPU UNLOCKED
1 x Gigabyte S1155 ATX GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
1 x DDR3 8GB (2x4G) Corsair 1600MHz Vengeance CL9 RAM Kit
1 x 1TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD (PN ST1000DM003)
1 x 23" LG E2351VR-BN LCD LED Monitor
1 x 650 Watt Corsair TX650 v2 Power Supply
1 x DVD Writer LG 24x SATA Black OEM
1 x Zalman CNPS9900NT 120mm Green LED CPU Cooler (PN CNPS9900NT)
1 x NVIDIA GTX560Ti 1GB Gigabyte Overclocked PCIe Video Card PN GV-N560OC-1GI
1 x Antec ATX DF-35 Case Black (No PSU)
1 x Microsoft Wired 600 Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
1 x Integrated Sound Card
1 x Gigabyte GP-S4600 2.0 USB Powered Speaker System
1 x Integrated Gigabit Network Connection
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
As I do plan on over clocking, does the motherboard and the cooling support this?
I do want a stronger (for the lack of a better word) GPU but my budget is quite tight. Is there any other, faster, GPU's for the same price range as the GTX560 TI?
Thats a good build, I wouldn't change much of it, but you can get more for your money. I realize the monitor effectively limits the budget to $1300, but you can get more.
Initially I can see where you can cut costs.
No need for a soundcard, Motherboard has it covered.
Network card is unneeded, unless you looking for wireless connectivity.
That CPU cooler is $60, bit much for when the budget is strained.
Thank you for the reply
From the build in the first post, both sound cards and network cards are integrated with motherboard.
I forgot to tell this but I am looking for a website/company to assemble my machine, mainly because I got no idea what to do and learning on my new machine doesn't seem like a good prospect
Any ways, umart & computeralliance both offer custom built computers (I don't believe the other two do).
The build on umart seemed to be only a few dollars off of the one from computeralliance.
With the topic of GPU's, I do need a stronger one. I can maybe put in an additional $100 into the build which allows a ~$325 to spend on a graphics card. Which one do you recommend?
That 6970 will play games very nicely, it was the top end card in the last series of AMD GPU's. It's compatible with the motherboard. As long as there's a PCI-E slot on a motherboard, you can plug any card you want into it.
But Powercolour isn't the best brand and are not generally recommended. Sapphire, MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS are the brands to look for when it comes to GPU's.
I would seriously suggest that you get the parts from the sites I linked you to and building it yourself, PC Case Gear has a much larger range on components, and by doing it yourself will work out much cheaper.
Computers are designed to be relatively easy to assemble, you cant plug anything into where it shouldn't go and the manual that comes with every component will tell you what to do. There's a minimal chance of destroying the hardware even if you did something wrong as there are so many fail-safes built throughout the components. As well as a ton of guides like the NCIX one I linked you.
Also with regards to the case, the one I have in mind is fairly pricey but I liked it because it comes with 4 fans [1 x rear white 120mm TwoCool fans with white LED, 2 x front variable-speed 120mm LED fans with white LED and 1 x top 140mm TwoCool fan].
But, would I be able to cut the price down from there?
The Antec Dark fleet 35 is a good case from what I can tell, but if you want to go a bit cheaper but keep the rugged look it has, the Coolermaster HAF series wont disappoint. The HAF 912 Advanced I would say is better than the Antec and comes in a bit cheaper. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...