Comments: I really Like the aesthetics of the Corsair 650d, So I wont budge on that. Also overclocking isn't a priority as I don't know how to do it. But I would like to try in the future. I also want to do SLI in the future. Noise isn't that big of a deal. However, I would prefer not to have a jet engine next to me. Also thinking of adding LED lighting later.
This is going to be my first build. I'm very new to this, but I have been trying to do as much research as I possibly could before posting. I'm also willing to up my budget as I prefer performance and reliability over value if the difference in price isn't too much. I will be using this rig far into the future and I want some longevity, and the ability to upgrade in the future.
Also I have no preference for either an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
Do I need to buy aftermarket CPU Coolers or fans? Anything I should consider or do different?
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week
Budget Range: 1500-2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Starting from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (not part of budget)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: Oak Harbor Washington
Parts Preferences: Intel, Corsair
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Here is what I got so far:
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) $179.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 $164.99
Memory: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) $162.99
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $239.99