Superfast LC gaming/photoshop pc that will run any game maxed out at 1920x1080, one 27" monitor for gaming, one 23" NEC IPS monitor for extended desktop and more photoshop room, better color (I already own the NEC). Going for gtx 670 with path for 2xSLI, 256gb SSD at first will add data drive later. Not sure if want multiple monitor gaming setup down the road.
Sure on CPU i5 3570k, found a MB/RAM combo, wondering if mobo is a good choice, trying to decide between evga gtx 670 4gb superclocked and ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB, was going with evga gtx 670 ftw but newegg sold out.Wanted Coolermaster Haf-X but can't find the combo after I deleted it as it was pretty spendy ($350), settling for Coolermaster Haf 922 and COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 combo... Anyways here's what I've got so far. I was going to go cyberpower (I know, I know, I know) but I decided it might be fun to try a build (never done it). Advantage with cyberpower you get support and they build it, also their prices seem pretty competitive to me. Was looking at Zeus 2500se with about these specs:
Here's the parts from newegg:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
+ COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black
Combo for $165 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Total $1785 with the 4gb evga 670
or $1745 with the asus 670 dc2
The water kit comes with thermal paste already applied but I was wondering if I should get a tube anyway, never built before so I might need little screwdrivers, n00b here but I've been researching for weeks and this is what I've come up with. Looked at so many mobos they're all blending together, and the combo looked like a deal, and the intel mobo looked pretty solid. Please let me know if any clarification needed and I hope I've trimmed this so it's easy to read for good feedback. I need all the help I can get and please tell me if I've left something major out. You won't hurt my feelers. I'd also like a good mechanical kb but I figure that and a mouse is something I'd like to handle before I plunk $200 down on em. I'm trying to build this in the next couple weeks - a month, planning to find a stable point to oc and sticking there (I don't need a large expensive brick, I need a computer )
Thanks for your help guys! I've been reading posts for weeks, and it all helps the learning process...
PS I've got my own totally legit version of windows ultimate 64..
(edited after reading stickies that I should have read before I posted, but I'm too damned excited and caffeine jittery for all that responsibility)
2x8 is better, because if you want to go 32GB, you won't have to throw out your modules. You just get 2 extra sticks. They're both great PSU's, bu the XFX one looks better, lol. You're doing Photoshop work, so the i7-3770K will make a difference, and you will notice it. The Noctua is very powerful and beats some LC solutions. LC isn't needed unless you're going for extreme OC's.
Alright, update: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eR4o
Here is what I'm looking at. I know you were suggesting the corsair but it's expensive on newegg and they don't seem to charge tax which is like 10% here... I like the black and red look of the Coolermaster HAF 922, and they have a combo w/ 700w psu.
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
What do you think?
Also, you prefer MSI Frozr 670 over evga 670 ftw?
Thanks for all your help guys!
Actually, there is. But only because the states have been cracking down and forcing Amazon to charge tax. I know they do in Texas, and they will start taxing more states soon. Kind of stinks if you're making big-ticket purchases. I'd get the one from Amazon since you get the rebate. When I bought my XFX GPU, I filed the rebate, and it took a few months, but they came through with the rebate.