System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HTPC, some school work, minor photo editing
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: Nowhere near a microcenter
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: In the future
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I dont plan on overclocking this out of the box. I will only overclock later on when the computer needs more power.
Whats important to me: I want the computer to be quiet, and able to handle all current games on ultra settings. I want a case with great cooling options, like the rosewill thor v2, haf 932 advanced, etc. I also am shooting for reliability, I dont want to have to worry about things breaking because they had poor QC. If I can save money and get a lower priced build in my budget that would be awesome!
SSD- I like the idea of an ssd but I would not be placing my OS on it, I would only use it for booting games. I dont need my system to boot up as quickly as possible.
regarding why you will not put the os on the SSD. i personally think, no offense, but that is pretty stupid. the whole point of SSDs are supposed to increase boot times and thats about it. SSDs dont suffer as much as HDDs in terms of bloatware that you throw onto a computer (ex like how you feel that the computer is slowly slowing down compared to when you first bought the system)
for the case, i put it there because it has the best airflow of most cases but not the most silence. if you are to get a silent case, id get a corsair 550D or a fractal define R4 when the boat from sweden comes over in the next month or so
I get that not putting the OS on the ssd dosnt make sense. But this computer will be booted up and I will walk away from it, so I dont really care how long it takes. I have a mac for work/school so I dont need a computer thats up in a very short time and ready to go. What I do want though is to click a game and have it have next to no load time.
Actually that Asus board has a 10% off with it plus the combo with i5. But if that sinper m3 board is better then I will get it. When I compared them I thought the Asus had more, but if anyone can clear that up for me I Would appreciate it.
Thats a nice build for cheap, I would prefer to be able to overclock though in the future. I considered dropping the high end graphics card and buying something that will run 1080p for awhile till the gk110 cards are released.
But when the price difference is 10$ with current deals why not get the 3570k? Damn seems like other people will post these new build help things and get all these responses full of information. I ask very specific questions and get no straight answers. Mod can close this, Ill research it myself.