I never built a computer before and I'm planning on building a gaming rig. This will be a learning experience for me. I'm not going to mess with overclocking for now, maybe down the road I might. I need some advice about the computer parts that I am considering to buy. I did a little bit of research on the parts already but I'm having a hard time deciding on some of the parts I'm going to choose. Mainly because I'm trying to not go overboard
on my budget and to keep it as cheap as possible so that I can buy a monitor, but I'm willing to pay a little bit
more if its worth the upgrade and if it is not that too expensive. I'm might overclock later down the road.
I will be playing FPS (bf3, crysis, borderlands 2), Action adventure, STRATEGY (company of heroes and the like)
and mmo (D3, GW2)
Budget Range: trying to keep more or less $2100 (including the monitor)
System Usage: mainly GAMING, surfing the internet, doing homework, watching movies
PLANNED COMPONENTS OF MY BUILD:
CASE: CM storm stryker
CPU:Intel Core i7-3770K / i5-3570k
I'm leaning towards i7-3770k
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 or asus p8z77-v pro
These are my choices for my motherboard. They are the same price so it even made it harde for me which one to choose. Please help me decide and any suggestions will help.
From the looks of it, you will not be video editing or rendering or anything like that, so you should go with the i5-3570k. For the motherboard, go with the LGA, can't go wrong with that, and also, 16 gb is way to much, the most you will probably use under full load will be around 6gb. Your HDD and PSU are fine, seagate is a trusty brand so it won't blow out, and if I were you, I would just go with 8gb. Cpu cooler is also great, and sorry, I can't recommend you with any Monitors, as I have no experience with them. Hope this helps!
thanks a lot about the feedback. ok I'm going to go with i5-3570k. im going to scale down my memory to 8GB. One more thing just a clarification about the motherboard. You said go with LGA, doesn't it all of them LGA? sorry im not too familiar with cmputer parts yet.