Hey I am new to the custom built computer's thing and I need some help choosing certain parts. I have looked at a couple of different threads on what i am asking now but they don't really help me out that much. I am looking for a computer that can handle games like skyrim or bf3 with out much trouble, and I know that i may have to skimp out on some settings for my budget.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month
Budget Range: 800-1000 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Web Browsing, multimedia as in photoshop, maybe Adobe AE
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Where ever is cheapest
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: The one I am looking at is 1920 1080, let me know if this is neccessary or if i could save by getting a cheaper monitor
So right now this is what I am looking at for parts
Actually that comes out to $1104.90 but that is pretty good, I am not planning on overclocking so i am not sure if i need the i5 3570k. This is pretty good so far. just a little bit above the price range.
You can cut $20 off by going with this cpu instead.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099
Also $34.99 can be cut by not getting this cpu cooler and just using the stock one that comes with the cpu. So now that's a total of $55 you can reduce from the $1104 and bring it down to $1050.
Nope I don't live close to a microcenter I was planning on having most of the parts shipped in. And origionally I was going for a $1500 pc but I have gotten impatent, and convinced myself that a cheaper pc might not have that bad of a decrease in power. Origionally there would have been a gtx 580 or a 670 in there. But being a highschooler without a summer job means I only have so much money.
And right now I have a laptop that runs Minecraft at ultra low settings at 20-30 fps, so any increase in fps is welcome to me.
the 10% off code on the monitor appears to be expired, otherwise nice changes pretty much the same thing I came up with, but that's a tad more expensive if the monitor code is really expired, that clocks in at $1102, and the frozor series is a better 7870 for the same price.
Easily. the system tops out at ~330 watts at max load with a 7870. NTM Seasonic PSU's are utter beasts. They tend to be capable of delivering more than their rated wattage. Several other PSU companies' best PSU's are actually made by Seasonic (Antec, Corsair, XFX, etc)