I want to build a computer for ~ $1000. The goal is a fast and quiet computer that will last for awhile. Main uses: MS Office, web browsing, watching blu-ray movies, streaming videos, and (least of all) gaming. I would like to know if I should save my money on some parts and if all the parts are compatible.
Case: NZXT H2
PSU: Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply V2
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - 1GB,
You say least of all the concern is gaming. What sorts of games specifically? The 550 TI isn't a horrible card, but there are definitely better ones currently in their price range. Although if this isn't a gaming machine, you may not need a more powerful one.
But I will say for the price you're paying, something isn't adding up. That system shouldn't cost that much.
Also, do not use an Ultra brand power supply. Stick with better brands like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc. I would suggest a Corsair TX650 v2.
Further I'd ask you to fill out the form here.. So we have a better idea of what you need.
i suggest these PC component
core i5-3570k for 235$
msi Z77A-G43 for 100$ or msi Z77MA-G45 for 110$
2x4GB 1600 for 50$ ,2400mhz is just 5% faster than 1600 so invest your money on something else
AMD 7850 is the best graphics card for 250$
500w seasonic or FSP
Case- CM HAF 912 $60 (or use a case you want- I know cases are a personal thing, I have an NZXT Phantom myself, you just don't want to get one too cheap-stay away from Sentey brand, Corsair, CoolerMaster, NZXT and Antec all make nice cases) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Note: I did recommend an AMD video card, I'm not sure if you're absolutely firm on an Nvidia graphics card, but I will say at the mid level price point for video card, AMD has better products in that range currently. Nvidia holds the top end with their GTX670s and 680s, but thats only because AMD hasn't answered the "call to war" on the next round yet. The next step up right now from the 550 TI is the 560 and 560 TI and AMD beats those again with the 6950 and 7850.
If thats all your doing the pc shouldnt cost that much. Ive got a pc setup for myself thats a good deal cheaper.(admittedly, i didnt go for a hard drive or bluray but i could easily clip the cost with a weaker gpu and get a similar system to yours for maybe 800-900$
Weaker GPU that would be the next step down from AMD would be a 6850, they're about 20 bucks cheaper, then theres the 7770 that would be further down from that, both are better than a 550 TI. Theres also GTX 460s on the Nvidia side, they're a generation older than 550 TIs, and are fairly cheap now because of it, and they are a little better than 550 TIs. I wouldn't go any lower.