Im currently building my first ever computer. Is there anything im missing out and will the chosen parts be able to play todays games? Little advice before i hit the buy button =)
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache RAM: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory PSU: Antec 750W High Current Gamer PSU CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler DRIVE: SAMSUNG DVD+/-RW 18x6x18x8 D/LAYER BLACK HD: WD 1TB Caviar Green Internal Hard Drive GRAPHICS: Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card OS: WINDOWS 7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM W/SP1 CASE: NZXT LEXA BLACK
All for £762.40 inc vat and delivery?
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Get a 600 W PSU when you arent SLIng, it will save you some $. Maybe you could upgrade that GPU to a 7850/7870? Dont get a Green HDD lol. Its slow as crap xD. Get a Blue/Black from WDigital or an HDD from Seagate. Good case though.
Too much CPU --- not enough video *oomph*. With your budget, some high end video options will work for you.
(OP budget is around $1,200 US)
I agree. You want GPU oompf. The Asus 560Ti gets high marks, but you could go a step higher to 7870 by reducing your PSU down to 550-600W without a negative impact on your system. And the price would be the same.
I built my rig 4 months ago, and just added a SSD. They are totally worth it! I bought it later so I don't feel guilty about total cost.
What size of ssd would be sutable for the os?
64GB is fine for just OS, but the price/GB is higher on 64GB SSDs.
Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler <- This is worthless. If you wanna spend alot get the Noctua DH-14. If you wanna buy smart and save a bunch of cash get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 + or evo.
I'd rather get the Antec Eleven Hundred instead of the Nine Hundred. Same price but better cable management.
Cases are more personal preference. As long as you have at least 1 fan on the front, back, top, side you can't really go that wrong. I just felt 'obligated' to list a case in my build recommendations just to have one present. I didnt go with either, I liked/like the Rosewill Challenger...but I think my next case I want a window.
I would ditch the water cooling, usually I hear that the premade water kits aren't any better than a Hyper212 (30$). (Not to mention the risk of leaks)
Your 1600Mhz ram could be swapped down to 1333Mhz, it doesn't make a bit of difference in nearly all applications.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives tend to be cheaper (99$ stateside), and ARE faster than the WD green drives.
A 600W PSU is plenty, as others have said.
Upgrading your GPU would be the single biggest thing you can spend money to improve. I'd go for a 7850 or 7870 (or a nvidia 670 if you can afford) over the lastgen card, the new generation is quite a lot faster and consumes less power.