I'm building a new pc. Initially I was going to get a pre built one from cyberpowerpc, but then I heard all those negative comments about them. figured it was pretty much a hit or miss with them. So now i've decided to build my own. I'm a complete noob when it comes to building one. so i can really use the help. as in the topic my budget it $2000. these are some of the parts that i've already chosen. let me know what you think of them. and if you could direct me towards a step by step guide to build this, that'd be great. Thanks
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime next month
Budget Range: under $2000. btw what is after rebates?(complete noob, i know)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing the net etc. gaming mostly though.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or any other *trusted* international shipping place. I don't live in the us.
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU & Asus(where can i find a hierarchy for mobos?) mobo with a Mid tower case.
SLI or Crossfire: In the future maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Parts I've already chosen:
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid Tower
Cooling: Corsair Hydro 100
Motherboard: Asus P9X79(dunno if i should get a pro or deluxe or le or something else)(also if u have other suggestions that'd be great)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB(4GBx4) DDR3/1600 MHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (should I get 2gb or 4gb? also EVGA is the best one right?)
Power Supply: 700 watts(any major brand recommendation?)
Hard Drive: 120GB for main and 1 tb for data.(any major brad recommendation for this?)
Optical drive: Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D playback combo drive. I'm thinking about LG.
well, that's what I've already got in mind. I'm open to any changes in those, if you think there's a better choice
That system is way overkill for what you'll be using it for. There's no point in X79 on a gaming build and the 3820 is pretty pointless compared to the 3770K, and even then you won't fully utilize it. The H100 is a waste - if you're going to do liquid cooling, use the real thing or not at all.
If there's a store you're buying from post a link as knowing local availability and pricing will help to suggest parts.
well, i do want this pc to run for at least 3 years. so should i get 3770k and a 1155 socket motherboard or a 3820 and a 2011 chipset motherboard. thanks for the suggestions on shops.
No - for gaming get a 3570K and invest more in the GPU - that's how you sort-of future proof a gaming system since most modern games are far more reliant on the GPU than the CPU. The 7970 GHz edition and the GTX 670 are the two best on the market.