My system today is about 7 years old and its time to make an upgrade. My thoughts is to get everything fresh and sell my old stuff. My goal is to have a great build that will run for some years and also very quiet. I wont buy a Graphics Card now because my point is not to play games at the beginning maby in the future il add a graphics card.
Please comment the parts I found so far, Im really stuck with the memory part.
Approximate Purchase Date: This Month
Budget Range: 1100 Euro
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing, virtulization, movies (in future maby gaming).
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything but a Graphic card.
Do you need to buy OS: No
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future if i get time to play any games.
I'll make the standard comment. You don't NEED i7, unless you are likely to run software that can actually USE the 8 threads of i7. Examples would be: HD video editing with professional software, like Adobe CS6, or high end Autocad with 3D rendering. Otherwise i7 is really a bit of a waste of money. The same thing applies to RAM. 8GB is more than enough for virtually anything. If you are doing stuff that uses i7 (see above), then get 16GB. 2x8 has the advantage of giving scope for more, in the unlikely event that you might, but you need to check the QVL, for the mobo, to see exactly what RAMs are suitable.
Personally I'd prefer Samsung 830, or Crucial 4, for SSD.
With power supply, as you're not sure how you may upgrade, in the future, it's probably wise to go for 600/650W. Here Corsair IS a good choice.
1:just get the i5 3570k if you are not doing too much virtualization. its more than enough
2:id get the gigabyte z77x-ud3h board instead. a couple of more features
3:you dont need such a large cooler. a hyper 212 evo should do the trick. if you need all the silence you can get, then get the d14
4:id just get a set of 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9 1.5v ram. you dont need 16gb unless you are doing some serious editing or work
5:id get a samsung 830 128gb ssd instead. much better drive
6:id get something from xfx, corsair, seasonic. if you are going to do regular work, the 400w from seasonic should do it. if you are going to do SLI in the future, get a 650-750w
By all means, if you want performance "in hand", get i7. There are unlikely to be games, or basic software, that need it, in a 2-3 year time-frame. It's "professional" stuff that benefits from i7.
The Noctua is a powerful cooler, but it's a bit of a monster. You need to be very careful it's not going to impede other components (RAM, fans etc). I can't give you a figure for the evo. It won't allow quite as much overclocking, as the Noctua, but the difference will not be large.
With SSDs, speed is not only consideration. Samsung 830s have great reliability (Apple use them in Macbook Pro).
For PSU, Corsair HX take some beating. Go for the AX, if you want absolute top quality. As long as you get a good make, bronze or above, it will be adequate. Gold is just that bit better in performance, and stability.