Friends, I have decided to build a new Core i7 3770 system. Please help me choose components.
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 100k INR, flexible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D, Photoshop, gaming in full HD & high settings.
Are you buying a monitor: No, I have got Dell U2311Hb monitor.
Do you need to buy OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Location: Hyderabad, India
Overclocking: Maybe in future.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future. For now I want to see how Intel's HD 4000 perform, without any external gpu.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Here is my list, pls suggest options/changes
Processor - Intel Core i7 3770
CPU Cooler - is it needed if I don't overclock? If yes, suggest which one.
Motherboard - pls suggest something solid & long lasting. No fancy items like wifi & bluetooth needed. Required USB 3 & Sata 6gbps support. Should have graphics ports (DVI and HDMI Interface) for utilizing Intel HD 4000 capability of the processor. Should let me add couple of graphics cards (AMD or NvDia) later in crossfire or SLI. Should have four dimm slots. Should support PCI-E 3.0. Preferred brand is Asus but other also will do.
RAM - Gskill 16GB ARES RAM F3-1866C10D-16GAB (2 dimms). Plan to add 2 more in future as and when required.
Graphic Card - Shall use Intel's built in HD4000 for now as said above. But will go for a PCI-E 3.0 model when I get a discreet gpu.
SSD - Not for now, later may be.
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB SATA 6.0 (ST1000DM003)
Optical drive - not required, have old one.
PSU - Preferred brand is Corsair. What should be the power requirement with 3 hard disks, one optical drive?
Case - Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet
Keyboard Mouse - Razer Cyclosa Bundle (Black)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Because I can
just a quick question... are you going to do heavy video editing and stuff like that or simply light/mid video creation and photoshop? becuase you might not benefit from having an i7 and 16GB of RAM, an i5 with 8GB will be way more than enough.