Hello New to building and I wanted to find out if all these parts will work together , I already posted them but didn't get much input so I'll put them up again. I have changed a few bits though. would Greatly appreciate all and any comments on them as the store I'm getting some of the parts has E30 off before the 3rd of sept and I wanna get it before the time runs out. the prices in Ireland are terrible enough.. scratch that, down right s**t! so I don't want miss out on the only deal I've found this side of the pond. Why can't neweeg deliver here!
Disc Drive: I'm just going to go for a usb disc drive for installing OS and maybe some drivers/games and such in the future.I don't want it installed all the time.
HDD/SSD: I was going to get a 128gb SSD but it would be wasted as I'm going to put the hyperspin project frontend onto it which is about 90gb. So I thought about using a HDD with 64gb SSD as cache or maybe using Xfast usb but I don't know which is faster. And do games benefit from running off an SSD? as I could get one just for games storage
Graphics card: The graphics card is where I'd like advice too I've had a few suggestions but I think the VRAM is too low for mods on skyrim and GTAIV, there are so many out there that appear to be similar but with diffrent price tags. I'll put most money into the GPU as I don't want to be set up and then realize that a card that cost E50 more would have did what I needed It's my first build and I'm tired of retailers ripping me off for their commission, so I wanna get it right myself. The card I picked is the 7970 I will aslo add the suggestions made before below this.
Also do I also need any cables or connection for this or do they they come with the parts? or fans or anything, is arctic thermal paste ok?
All and any help will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanking in advance
If you state your monitor resolution, it would be easier to give constructive advice, on GPU.
On general build. Are you planning to overclock, if so, you will need aftermarket CPU cooler. Is there a particular reason for 2500K (rather than 3570K). If you are using i5-2500K, you had just as well use Z68 mobo. Same features, for Sandybridge, presumably a bit cheaper (where you are). I'm not, personally, a huge fan of OCZ PSU's. If you can get Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, at similar price, may be better. As for cables, you tend to get lots more than you actually need. For that reason, it's better to get a modular PSU, so you just use the cables you need, rather than being left with lots spare, in the case, you've got to figure out where to tuck away.
I didn't realize that I left the monitor off. I'm using a 40" tv 1920x1080 60hz. So not to taxing.. I think.
If I overclock, then I won't be trying for any benchmarks or records or anything just to squeeze a little extra juice from it, no further that 4.2~4.5.
I went with the 2500k because I read it ran cooler than the 3570k and it was cheaper and this is pretty much just for gaming.
I saw a lot of people overclock their 2500k with the H100 and they said it was stable.
I think I got lucky with the psu at that price all the 750w corsairs are over 100 bucks, and I'm too stingy to pay too much for them , is their a technical/mechanical reason for not choosing them? I'm going to look at the z68 mobo's now.