So far I have the following parts. I will be doing some mild - moderate gaming and probably will overclock. this is my first build so can you rate this and recommend any changes. Also, I don't know how many watts I will need for my PSU (i'm trying to stay under $50 for it). Also! is the mid tower case sufficient or should I go for a full tower? I'm trying to stay under $700.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Powerful Cooling Performance CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling Arctic MX-4 Thermal Compound $8.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
you can add a samsung 830 128gb SSD to both builds and it would speed up the system by miles. its 96.48 im pretty sure at B&H. you can install games, the os, and apps onto the SSD and the rest on the hard drive
Zalman cooler is only 12 bucks after a rebate, the 212 evo is 30.
I didn't know you could mix radeon and intel together. I'll go with the 6850. The HDD was at a good price, but if I find anything cheaper at 1TB, i'll go with it.
The psu may be for 69.99 but if you check on any site like newegg they gave great reviews for it.
So the budget is under 800 dollars, but this rig is capable of playing any game at high settings. If its ok with you and if its your kinda budget i`d definetly recommend this build to you, if you want you can change your gpu to an 6870 for a few bucks an your budget will be under 900 dollars. Which is a good starting budget!
@TheBigTroll i know a 6870 is a midrange card but it depends on his budget if his budget was under 1000 dollars i would suggest a better card.+ the 7870 is an awesome card im gonna be ordering mine(its a gigabyte one).
Also lets say his budget was under a thousand i would recommend the cpu,hdd,optical drive,mobo, the things that i would change, a case coolermaster haf912, gpu: 7870 gigabyte, corsair tx 650 and the o.s is fine itself!