Approximate Purchase Date: End of the July/Weekend likely Depends on final amount spent.
Budget Range: 550-650$ *if anymore will be spent Purchase date will be pushed a bit* Before Rebates/shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Internet, Moderate Gaming for now (WoW, GW2, Civ5, Arma II/Steam games, BF3/future), TV/Movie Streaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts needed: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Optical Drive, SSD, Case, CPU Cooler, PSU
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com & Amazon.com
Location: Hawaii (Sadface)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, G. Skill Ram, Corsair/Seasonic PSU, Buyer Prefers the CM Storm Enforcer Case (unless theres another case w/ more/better airflow)
Overclocking: Yes (Likely in the near future)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: Not sure tbh (using an '07 720p TV Connected thru HDMI)
like the preferences above, he prefers to take advantages on the Deals for the i5 3570k (-15$?) AsRock Extreme4 (-20) also prefers the CM Storm Enforcer (Good Air Flow is a must as hawaii is pretty much humid/warm year round and he intends on leaving this on 24/7)
he also brought up an interesting request, instead of buying an SSD+ HDD he intends on getting a 120GB+ SSD to cover his OS+ His most played games now and will buy a Few 1-2TB Harddrives later.
Also if you've read the post thus far you noticed i knocked the GPU off, Reason is he is on a waiting list for a few GPUs down here (Getting a 670 + i think it was a 7950 or 7970) which is covered. which ever one he feels is better he'll keep and he's selling me the other for half price (as payment, Good friend eh? )
If your wondering to ask why he has a budget for everything else outside of the GPU i believe he'll be using this computer until he graduates this winter and will likely be handing this "toy" down to a sibling :S.
i5 3570k with the AsRock board with CM EVO 212+ in Push Pull
Gskill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengenaces (Low Profiles are nice) 8GB 1600Mhz (round 50$)
SSD look towards a Crucial M4 (avg price is 120ish)
A corsair Power supply 650watt or 750watt
get the case he wants.
awesome suggestions ;D
question for the SSD, are there any that i should stay away from? i know the Crucial M4 series is highly recommended but out of the OCZ series is there any that i should stay away from? i personally don't trust Newegg reviews
Thanks! Ummm... TBH, I'm not a big OCZ SSD fan. I always like supporting the lesser knowns which is why I recommended Mushkin. They all perform pretty much the same since they all have pretty much the same controller.
Honestly in RL performance you wouldn't notice the difference. I would have to say, go with whatever is cheaper. The Mushkins seem to be cheaper most of the time. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1939/6/
The MX version, so "better" than the normal Chronos is better than the Agility 3 in RL performance, in Boot times the same as the Vertex 3-4.
alright helpful just like my last topic last month. haha. thanks azn.
ATM his cart looks like this:
i5 3570k - 230$ -15 w/ promo code
Asrock Extreme4 - 115
Any SSD Ranging from 100-150 120GB-240GB(hopefully!) will be lookin for sales
Case Ranging from Rosewill Challenger-CM Storm-HAF922 60-100
8GB Ram: ill just say any between 40-45(50)
Any Optical Drive 15-20
PSU Likely a Corsair CX500-600W or TX 650-750W 60-100 for this.
212 Evo - 30