Hi, I am planing on putting together a build and would love some input. I have been doing research for a few months now and would like some feedback
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I am planing on buying the parts on black friday/cyber monday (does anyone know which I would get better deals on the internet from?) to ship to florida to be picked up, and assembled in december (by me).
Budget Range: $1300 - $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, showing off to my friends, general use
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I need a full build including peripherals, except an SSD, I have one already
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but I am planing to upgrade an old os to Win 8 for the $40
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that is reliable, and takes a credit card, also good black friday deals
Location: I am in Canada, but I am shipping to Florida, so I won't be able to pick anything up unless I really need to.
Parts Preferences: I'm looking at Intel CPU, AMD video card, and ASUS mobo, but a deal is a deal, and I will take good parts at a good price over preference
Overclocking: Yes, I want to water cool, if not this year, than maybe next, but overclocking is definitely on my list
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe; if its a good deal, that sure
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 +
Additional Comments: I am want a nice looking build, preferably a color scheme, but it is not mandatory. Also I know that the i7 is overkill for gaming, but I want it anyway, same as the mobo, though I am also looking at the ASUS Sabertooth
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently only have an A6 laptop, so this will be a real upgrade, I also just want to have a computer to work on from time to time.
You said you were interested in 2, and 3 monitors is MUCH MUCH better than 2 for alot of reasons.
I understand that, but I don't want to sacrifice my mobo, i7, and case for them, I personally, would rather have one monitor than not have them. Extra moniters are more of an afterthought if I can get some good deals elsewhere.
Do you think its a better idea the run those three of the card then to get a second 7950?
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 120Hz 23.6" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.07 @ NCIX US)
Thats more what I am looking for. I forgot to mention that I am looking at putting together a custom cooling loop in the future (maybe after haswell some time), so I don't think I need the H100 now, because I won't be doing any aggressive OCing till then.
I could probably get the money for the mobo and case I want from the black friday discounts