Hey. Looking for any advice/feedback on my system specs I'm planning on building. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
I already have my graphics card and power supply so I won't be needing to buy them, and they won't be included in my $900 budget!
Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days/after advice.
Budget Range: $900 not including my gpu & power supply, after shipping.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing net/listening to music, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: No, using Shimian 27" QH270.
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, CPU cooler, mobo, memory, case.
Do you need to buy OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably all from the one website, any website that ships to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Post code is 7005 for shipping costs. Using: http://www.mwave.com.au for this post.
Location: Hobart (city), Tasmania (state), Australia. Postcode is 7005.
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Additional Comments: Playing wow, would love to have it on respectable graphics while running skype/google chrome open with multiple tabs, itunes and skype easily without any hassle.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old computer, 5/6 years old.
So total cost after shipping = $836 (shipping cost of $30). Thinking most about necessity of cooling system/making sure all compatible, best combination of parts that go well with my existing graphics card and power supply.
Are you sure that that power supply is reliable? You didn't just pull it out of an old computer? Some of the bad generic ones sometimes don't supply there rated wattage. That's an excellent build, and that motherboard is one of the best bang for buck boards. Good luck with the build.
Quick question from me to you, is that shimian a good monitor- not too many dead pixels or serious defects? I've been considering getting one.
No, it would be fine to use the cooler master 121, it's regarded as one of the best budget heat sinks around, and ANYTHING is better than what intel bundles as stock with there processors. If you weren't over locking, than the intel is fin though.
Overall, excellent and very solid build, you should be very happy.
No worrys, I live in Victoria, so anything with Australia in it draws me to have a look