Building first computer

Hi everyone, I'm building my first computer after growing discomfort with apple, but I'm not sure about some parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1 or 2 months

Budget Range: 700€ - 900€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Gaming, movies, browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No, I've got a 24" 1080p monitor.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dutch sites, prices are comparable to newegg.

Location: Haarlem, Netherlands

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire for future upgrading.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Right now I've settled on these parts:

cpu: i5 3570K
mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65
memory: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1600
storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
gpu: Radeon HD7870 x-edition
case: Antec Three Hundred Two mid-tower

I will be overclocking this, and I'm thinking of getting a second 7870 for crossfire further down the line. I'm not sure about the mobo though, is there a cheaper one to suit my needs? Also, what's a good cpu cooler that will fit the case, and a good psu for eventual crossfire?

Thanks for even reading this.
2 answers Last reply
More about building computer
  1. I think I've settled on these parts:

    gpu: Radeon 7870 x-edition
    cpu: i5 3570K
    mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    ram: 2x 4gb Black Dragon
    drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
    case: Antec Three Hund Two
    spu: Corsair GS700
    cooler: Thermax Eclipse II
    burner: Lite on IHAS124-19

    Which brings me to about 845€. Overclockable and I can crossfire a second 7870 in the future. Any glaring mistakes?
  2. Just an update about some parts. I'm just kinda insecure about this because I'm hardly an expert and it takes hours to get any sort of grip on the jargon. Thanks anyway :)
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Computer Systems