$1200-$1300 System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Photoshop, Office Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
newegg most likely or my local Frys Electronics Country:
United States Overclocking:
Yes SLI or Crossfire:
No Monitor Resolution:
Monitor will be purchased at a later date Additional Comments:
I have done some researched and have come up with various components I think would make a nice build for myself. I am looking to build something geared towards medium to heavy gaming and medium photoshop usage. I've tried my best to research many of the components but I'm sure there still might be errors (compatibility?).
Did I choose anything that might be overkill for my needs? or something that needs to be "improved"? I am 100% open for suggestions on the Hard Drives and Case. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Since you're getting a sandy bridge chip, you won't be able to take advantage of the Z77 chipset features. I wouldn't worry about it anyways. You're not really missing out on anything. The ivy bridge CPUs only have a 5% improvement over sandy bridge clock for clock. The sandy bridge chips run cooler and are capable of being overclocked to higher speeds.
I suggest you grab this PSU. It's the same price, modular, and higher quality...
Out of all the builds that have been posted my has the most power for gaming, the only downside of it is that it lacks a SSD which you can add later, the Dual GTX660ti will give you 80fps+ on most HEAVY games @1080p with every detail maxed out.
Thank you all for your replies, I greatly appreciate it. Honestly, I think I will probably stick more towards the recommendations of DeusAres. But we'll see, I don't think I'm going to purchase it REALLY soon so I will have plenty of time to think about the other build recommendations. Once again thank you.