Ok, planning on new system, the price will always make me cringe. but what i plan on use'n this thing for is home use, web/email for wife and kid, myself. and some gaming for myself. not big into FPS but do occational play. (very rarely) play alot of stratigy and what have you. would like to be able to play my universe conquering games and Xcom with all the fancy look'n details.
what i have, or will salvage : montor, keyboard, mouse, OS (win 7 home 64), backup HD, and DVD burner.
MOBO and PSU. i have ideas, but tend to get confused. looking for ideas and suggestions. the MOBO's will lead me to ram, but suggestions always welcome.
honestly, am shooting for 1000 range, but will prolly be bought and assembled over the course of a month or two. so some price can get overrun.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
i really don't approve going like this if it is minor stuff like checking emails and very minor gaming. i would go with a 600-700 build for that kind of stuff and of course you would still be able to play games fairly well with a 600-700 build
Thank you guys very much, i guess half the reason for spending, and honestly, when going through, and looking, you two folks have been more then helpful, but, it's the case of the last one i built was 5 years ago, and with ram upgrade to 4mb and a newer, and cheap at the time video card. this one still works. and i'm figurein if i spend the money now, i should manage to make it another good few years. and throw more silly games at it. but, you both have been super helpful and explained what your thinking great. thank you.
if you want it to last long(guessing not wanting to upgrade in a while and by upgrade i even mean just purchasing a new GPU and add it to the system) i would go with Kamen
the build that i posted is for you to upgrade in the future if you would like such as getting 2 Graphic cards so that it would last even longer
as for kamen's build take out the Caviar Black and replace it with Seagate Barracuda since you will already have an SSD to boost most of your performance already(meaning no need for a higher quality HDD)
i will also remake a build that will not allow for upgrades but will do fine(hopefully still be able to run High on most games) for around 5 years