Hello! I am looking to build my first pc! I've done some research and this is the build I have compiled. Just looking for someone to check this over and confirm that everything is compatible and will run smoothly together
Budget range: $800 max
System usage: Gaming! I hope to be playing and recording Battlefield 3 at high settings and minecraft with a 256x texture pack.
Preferred website: Newegg, but will buy wherever I can get the parts cheapest.
Location: Florida, USA
Overclocking: Maybe. Won't OC the cpu (because i don't think it can, if i remember) but will probably overclock the gpu at some point
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: I must confess that this build is slightly out of my budget range, considering I won't be buying it soon enough to take advantage of these rebates. But my guess is that the price will fall on a couple items by the time i buy in a couple months. Or there may just be new rebates available when I'm ready to order everything.
Looks OK but it's all using last gen stuff. You could run a similar build with an i5-3450 and the HD 7850 for a similar price and get slightly better results with lower power consumption. The power consumption would then be low enough so that you could easily run on 400W if you wanted.
all I can say on the lacl of Ram in my build is "D'oh!"
cutting back the case to a Rosewill Challenger U3 ($48) and the power supply to a Corsair 500W saves enough on either build for some crucial 8 GB DDR3-1600
Thank you! Don't really like the Challenger....BUT I found a refurbished storm enforcer for 49 bucks on Cooler Master's site Also, will a 500w be enough to upgrade the video card to a gtx 680 down the line? If not, that's fine. But I'm just curious.