Help choosing new computer parts
Hello, i need some help making sure i am getting the right computer. I have chosen all the parts and just need someone who knows about computers to help me out. I am mainly going to use it for gaming. I have found a site that custom builds computers after you choose the parts. Please let me know if what im getting is compatible, is good for games (bf3), has a good enough power supply and is good for its price.
$1,729.97 including build fee and 1yr warranty
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
Intel Core i7 3770
ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x 4GB)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2gb
Intel 330 Series 120GB (SSD)
Western Digital WD Blue 1tb
LG GH24NS90 Internal SATA 24x Dual Layer
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 Series 850W Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler
$1,729.97 including build fee and 1yr warranty
That's way too much for those components. For gaming, you should be fine with a i5-3450 as you are most likely not going to overclock anyway.
You can also save money by getting a H77 chipset motherboard, as you would not need a Z77 since you would not be overclocking.
You can also save money by building it yourself. Its really not hard I promise you.
Yeah, it satisfies all your conditions except the last one - not very good value for the money.
If you would, please
thanks everyone. also im in Australia so things generally cost more.
Approximate Purchase Date: hopefully with 2-3 weeks
Budget Range: 1800 max, no monitor keyboard or mouse
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet surfing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
SLI or Crossfire: No
You can make a bloody amazing build with that money, mate :P
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($217.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Upgrading is a matter of personal preference.
I haven't upgraded my GTX460 because I don't feel the need yet. I can run my games just fine. Most people with 460's have already upgraded and they are long gone now.
If you wanna run games on max, its going to last a little bit less than if you were running them on say high-medium ish.
well, im fine with medium graphics for a few years. also what could i cut back from to make the computer cheaper? heres the individual prices
Thermaltake Overseer case $135
Intel Core i7 3770 $299
ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard $199
Corsair Vengeance 16GB $95
Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 $399
Intel 330 Series 120GB (SSD) $99
Western Digital WD Blue 3.5" 1TB $84
LG GH24NS90 Internal SATA 24x Dual Layer $21.99
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 Series 850W Power Supply $159
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium $99
Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler $49
Do need an i7 or i5 and is the motherboard too much?
also is there enough cooling in the case and cpu cooler?
The processor. You can go with a regular i5-3450 and get the same gaming performance as a 3770 in a nutshell. The i7 only really comes in handy in terms of work-oriented programs like rendering and CAD work. This saves about $100
Also, a H77 motherboard should do as well. ASUS has a good H77 motherboard out right now that is about $100 cheaper than the one you have listed there.
Also, you would not need a CPU cooler for your processor, so that's $50 saved.
So you've got $250 for virtually no performance loss.
CASE- Thermaltake Overseer Full Tower, No Power Supply
CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked 3rd Gen Processor
MOTHERBOARD- ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
MEMORY- Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR RAM Kit
GRAPHICS CARD - Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 Video Card - GDDR5 256-bit 2GB
MAIN HARD DRIVE- Intel 330 Series 120GB SATA3 Solid State Drive
2ND HARD DRIVE - Western Digital WD Red - 1TB
OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsing 22x SATA DVD BURNER
WIFI - TP-Link Wireless N Adapter
POWER SUPPLY- Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 Series 850W Power Supply
CPU COOLING - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Includes 120mm Cooling Fan
OPERATING SYSTEM - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit
$1,660.88 including $100 warranty and build cost
Its really not that hard. I guarantee it. And the feeling of accomplishment is fantastic.
Here's a very thorough video on how to build a computer.