I have been researching gaming computers lately and posted on this forum a ton. I have never built a computer before but I have some basic knowledge of computers and what I need in it. I would like to know if the following pieces are compatible with each other and if any one recommends a different piece and then what I have and why? I posted this thread yesterday but since then I have added a case and changed a few things around and I would like to know compatibility of these parts as well. I am trying to stay under $2,000; I know my current build is slightly over so if you recommend an upgrade maybe recommend a downgrade too?
I am buying from new egg and the specs are...
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans ($139.99
Video Card 1: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Video Card 2: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (191.99)
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (184.99)
SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (199.99)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 ($79.99)
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (99.99)
Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM ($19.99)
Been making this build for a week or so and used this forum a ton and thanks for every one who has helped me out. For people that haven’t read this before I know I am getting a HDD and an SSD. This is because I am going to store my operating system on my SSD and games I would play on it to have them boot faster. The 16 GB of ram is a lot I realize but I will be doing some video editing and 3 modeling with AUTODESK Inventor. I do not intend on over clocking in any way shape or form. I also would like to be able to record without dropping frame rates dramatically. The games I will be playing on it are probably important and my wants for how to run them. The benchmark components that I’m trying to achieve are crysis 2 maxed out, and battle field 3 maxed out with 100+ fps. I am planning on playing many steam games on maximum settings, world of warcraft on max settings, and Diablo 3 on maxed settings. My notes are based on my current knowledge so feel free to correct me. Also on the case should I be getting fans other than the default fans? Please feel free to recommend a type and I would like to stay away from having to liquid cooling if possible. Thanks in advance.
and you can probably jus t stick with one 7970 ghz editionn or gtx 680 for your needs, and later if you dont think its enough just plop another one in to increase performance.and dont forget you can combo stuff to save like the i7 3770k with the asus pz77v