I'm self teaching at the moment. Collecting the parts for a home built system. Mainly for gaming (COD3, BF3).
What I'm after is the obvious experience on this forum to say 'hey, idiot, you can't use a #%^ with a @#%'...
At present I'm not looking at OC, but I may get bored in the future after I learn more about all this stuff.
After spending 4 days researching on the net, and not knowing what anything means, I've come up with this.
Prices are from MSY.COM.AU (AUD)
MoBo - GB Z77X-UD3H 168
CPU - Intel i5-3570k 233
GPU - GB 2G GTX N670OC 449
HDD - Scandisk SSD Extreme 120gb 95
RAM - G.Skill 16gb Kit 1333(8Gx2) 77
Case - CoolerMaster Storm Enforer 95
PSU - Antec TP 750 135
CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO 38
I'll be salvaging from my current box: 2 TB Seagate SATA drive; PCI Gigabit network card; 24inch Benq monitor; 5.1 Logitech speakers; DVD burner; MX15 Gaming mouse/KB; Windows 7 64 Ulimate.
-Does the MoBo have the integrated sound for 5.1 speakers?
-Does the case come with a PSU? Do I need the 'aftermarket' PSU I've listed? Do I need the CPU Cooler?
-Do I need 1333 RAM or maybe 1600 or higher?
-Will it all fit in the case!?
I'm happy with the total price at the moment, but if Ive gone overboard for my gaming use I wouldn't mind cutting back a bit.
Thanks in advance for the help on what is most likely a fequent request!!
-Does the MoBo have the integrated sound for 5.1 speakers? yes
-Does the case come with a PSU? Do I need the 'aftermarket' PSU I've listed? Do I need the CPU Cooler? no psu with case,yes you need a aftermarket psu,a cpu cooler comes with the cpu but a hyper 212+ is way better
-Do I need 1333 RAM or maybe 1600 or higher? i would get 8gb of 1600 or if you want to splurge get 16gb