Hey, everyone. So i'm building my first computer, I've done quite a bit of research but i'm not totally comfortable with making a major decision without some help. I don't have anyone in my personal life that knows anything about computers except that there "Facebook Machines". I know i could go to YouTube and look up reviews and what not, but everyone on there seems to be bias with certain brands. I'm hoping the Tom's hardware forum isn't and that you can give me a solid answer if my build needs different parts, or if it's okay the way it is.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel
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(kinda unsure on the graphics card i should get because i want to be able to play most games and on best settings)
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
There's also a keyboard and a mouse.
This all comes to being around 1,500 dollars. Could go more but really don't think there's a need at all.
Let me know what you think. I am in need of input dramatically.
You want a 750w psu to push two of those cards in SLI and have some headroom left over. That board is over priced imo and the $$$ could be put to better use like in the gpu and case dept. That case if or sub $1,000 budget builds. I'm not sure how much hard drive space you need but take a look at this build down below and just swap out the hard drive for something larger if you need more space.
This build down below allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It also includes a factory over clocked GTX 670, and a 128GB SSD. That case includes an LED on/off switch.
You could save much more money and still get similar performance. The Gold rated PSUs are no more than 2-6% depending on the load better in efficiency than an 80+ bronze. A luxury that I feel like isn't worth the extra money when Bronze PSUs are just as good and you wouldn't notice the performance difference.