Hello i'm building my first system (for gaming) as the title says and just double checking my facts. So bare with me.
At first i was told by a friend to rock the AMD FX-4170 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) but from my reading even though it's a faster base clock it is out preformed by "slower" I5's so i decided to change to an I5 ivy bridge over a i7 sandy just to do a little future proofing as well as i don't really need to do any video editing or anything that would be greatly helped by hyper threading. But i do also know that if i get this in an AMD chipset the system will cost about 200 less that it currently does so that does have it's merits. So having said that this is the system i'm planing on building as soon as i can get the money saved up. Thoughts and changes would always be appreciated.
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVO midranged card. I've read good things about the brand and also heard great things from friends. I'm thinking this card will more than get me their and if nothing else i'll be able to run two in the future to help keep the machine running well.
ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W@50°C ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail
yes i know it's an over kill PSU. But the brand has great review and i'd rather have a PSU that i can keep using and never have to worry about running out of juice if i ever deiced to run 2+ vidcards.
i'm also of course max out the case fans in the case but i didn't feel the need to post all that on here XD i feel like i've done more than enough when it comes to over posting.
That build is a no-go...there a couple of things wrong:
*That SSD sucks.
*at this price range i recommend you the NZXT phantom 410, its an EXCELLENT case, it won the "Best of toms hardware" badge a few weeks ago.
*there are better coolers at that price range.
*you will NEVER benefit from a Sabertooth motherboard.... i have this rule for motherboards : go home or go loud.... if you want to buy a motherboard, pick the cheapest one that will fulfill your needs and has decent quality with good professional reviews OR buy the most expensive mobo you can find with support for Quad SLI/Crossfire @ 8x/8x/8x/8x and support for 64GB of RAM with extreme overclocking capabilities.... 200$ mobo have no place in this world.
*16GB are not needed for gaming (4GB is enough but 8GB is the norm)
*buddy, i understand your concern about "future-proofing" your PC (something that's IMPOSSIBLE to do) but you should know that next gen hardware is gonna consume LESS power... lets say you get a i5-4570k with a GTX760ti... that build is gonna consume about 10-20% less power than a i5 3570k with a GTX660ti so unless you're planning to get quad or triple 500$ cards like the 7970Ghz/GTX670/GTX680 there is no point in getting a 1000w (specially not that one)
*check out the builds on my signature, you will find something a lot more balanced than that.
@ the OP. I wouldn't put too much faith in that OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. They have a terrible rep for failing. This build down below includes Windows 7 (combo'd w/motherboard) so if you don't need an OS then just take it off the build. This build though allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. Just add a case.