I need a long-term working build with good gaming abilities for a budget of 2000$ max. Should be able to run virtual machines (hence the 16GB RAM) as well as two separate OS Win7 + linux (hence the two ssd) and use two monitors (I already have one). I will probably end up overclocking the CPU later but it's not a must have.
I would really appreciate a quick review of my choices to make sure I haven't made any obvious mistakes in terms of compatibility, if I forgot anything or if there are better choices than mine. I basically need everything except a mouse...
Again thanks for your advice and for any input on this configuration.
more info: Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week Budget Range: < 2000$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: working (development, need virtual machines and two OS), gaming Are you buying a monitor: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Location: CA Overclocking: Probably
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Graphic card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K RAM (2x): CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B SSD (2x): SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HD: Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Keyboard: Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers DVD: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM WIFI: Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Adapter Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, ... Thermal paste: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
no need for thermal paste. the stock stuff from noctua coolers are way better. also, no need for the d14 as the U12p Se2 provides nearly the same performance but right now its on for 39.99 which is killer for how good it is
the ftw is overrated. better 670s out there
you are better off with a radeon card as there is very little support for linux from nvidia