I'm a long-time console gaming enthusiast, but I think it's time to move into the wonderful world of PC gaming. As such, I'm looking to build a new gaming PC. Unfortunately, I'm very new to this so I'm seeking some advice on which components to pick up.
Budget: $1325 Canadian
- I do not need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or OS.
Got just a few suggestions, BTW, I think it looks awesome so far (with the Z77 chipset). Either 670 card should work fine
Add the following, aftermarket CPU cooler (Coolermaster Hyper 212EVO comes to mind) and also add an SSD, can be small, say 60GB to 128GB or so for operating system/boot drive.
That's all, have fun
PS The NCIX deal is excellent for that PSU
I don't think I'll need a blu-ray player simply because I don't really watch movies, so I think the inexpensive optical drive is fine.
As for the SSD suggestion, do you mean add an SSD instead of an HDD, or as well as an HDD? If you're suggesting purchasing both an SSD and HDD, will the change in performance really be worth the extra $100? I'm pretty close to budget here, and I'd like to come in under if at all possible.