So I'm about to order parts for my first pc. Just looking for someone to look over the parts and tell me what they think before I buy
Budget: $750 max
System usage: gaming/recording with fraps
Do I need OS: YES
Location: Florida, US
Parts preference: amd for the cpu, just because the phenom ii x4 965 will be able to multitask better than a more expensive i3 3220.
Overclocking: sort of nervous about doing this, but I have a cpu cooler in the build to have that option open
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional comments: I know, the case is overkill and is the most obvious place to cut back to cheapen the price up a little, but I love the design of this case and to me, its worth the extra 40 bucks. Eventually I'll add in some some red cathodes and/or led fans to light it up and make it look even sexier
Thanks for the suggestion! Not a big fan of the psu, though. Also, what do you think about that motherboard? Is Asrock a really reliable company? The reason I went with a solid Asus board is this is my very time building a pc, and I'm trying to use parts of good enough quality to not give me any trouble on my first build.
That price isn't accurate because of pcpartpicker limitations. Newegg just started a promo that makes the price of the CPU $185 after promo code EMCJNJB25, and the DVD drive is $17 after promo code EMCJNJB83. There's a $6 off promo code for the PSU and a $10 off combo deal for the memory/motherboard. If my math is right that means up front cost of the the system price would be $807 (with shipping/no tax) and $767 AR.
I know you indicated you don't like that PSU, but it's a solid performer and the compromise there would get you a much faster CPU. Of course if you can afford a little extra the XFX PSU would be a worthwhile upgrade.
Edit: And the new Newegg promo includes this Zalman case that you might want to check out. $50 AR
okay, so I am planning on building a pc to game on (as well as every day use), don't want to go over $700-$750 budget really, already have a single 1920x1080 monitor, wont be using more than one, and already have the OS here is what I have that i need to get so far, please help fill in the blanks with suggestions asap! thanks people!
CPU: intel core i5 3570k ~ $205 ~ Amazon
GPU: two (2) 560 ti's in SLI~ (would like to trade them to someone for a 7970/680) ~ spent $200 from a friend
PSU: yet do be decided (need 850w) ~ $90 budget on PSU
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC ~ $90
MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme4 (w/ 2x4gb 1600ghz PC3 12800 SDRAM free) ~ $135 ~ Newegg
CASE: Rosewill Challenger ~ $40 ~ Newegg
Wireless Adapter ~ $20 ~ Amazon
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ~ $15
Logitech Wireless Keyboard ~ $20 ~ Amazon
OS: Windows 8 ultimate ~ FREE ~ perks of my job
1920x1080 Monitor ~ already have (price ignored)
HDD: 1TB 3.5" 7200 RPM ~ $50
Total as stands at all these prices ~ $865
Still would like to cut 115 dollars if possible w/o performace loss, please comment/share thoughts and ideas! All thoughts appreciated! (please state whether i should drop the SSD or HDD for now and add the other later)(also what are benefits of maybe going hardwired to internet instead of wireless for now? it is stationary obv as a desktop)(if i dropped SSD and wireless adapter for now that is 110 dropped instantly, then just need to find another 5-55 to drop preferably)(also planning to do some heavy overclocking later down the road, i will worry about better cooling when i get to that stage, so please no worries about that for now as well ^.^)
EDIT: This is my build that I am working on, it is down to $755 with said subtractions, lemme know what ya think, its what i have got to so far =)