Hello, this is my first computer build. After a while of researching and finding out what I needed I gathered the components at Newegg and Amazon. I plan to use this computer for HD video editing and high to mid-level gaming. The specs are as follows;
On the case, HAF all the way. I just got a HAF X and I can't even begin to tell you how great it is.
I would scrap the 560ti and get a 660ti if you can, newer tech, lower power usage, and much more performance for a slightly higher investment, plus you get Borderlands 2 free with the 660.
Plan to Overclock? If so go with the i5-3570K if not go with an i5 3550. Also, if you plan to OC grab an aftermarket cooler. CM 212+ or EVO should do the trick.
I prefer MSI and Corsair for all of my parts, but I know Gigabyte is a good quality brand too.
Looks great but adding ~$60 puts it on the next level, good luck!
Does this Gigabye 2gb 660 ti look good? ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
Since this is my first computer, I don't plan to overclock. Is there are major differences that I should know about? Also, It seems that I can get the i5 3570k for a cheaper price at Micro center than the 3550 at Newegg. Should I stick to the 3570k? I was even thinking to maybe downgrade the CPU to a Inter i5-2500k to make a little bit more (money) room for the GPU
The K series are unlocked so that you have the option to Overclock. If you think you might do it anytime down the road, grab it. Also, do you live near a Microcenter? They have a deal where you can get a 3570K for $189 and then you save $50 on a Z77 board.
I personally don't need 1TB of HDD space, don't know about you and you could save a few bucks by getting a 500GB on Amazon.
The K series are unlocked so that you have the option to Overclock. If you think you might do it anytime down the road, grab it. Also, do you live near a Microcenter? They have a deal where you can get a 3570K for $189 and then you save $50 on a Z77 board. You could also save some money by going down to a 60GBish SSD. I use mine as a boot drive and I have Office and Chrome on it and thats about it and I love it.
Actually, I live right next to one. Is there any SSD you would recommend?