Looking to build a new pc. My budget is around $1500 but I would like to keep it under $1000. Here is what I am thinking:
Intel i7 3770k - $320
- I would overclock so I would add a cpu fan (Hyper 212 +) $25
Intel i7 3820 - $290
GeForce GTX 570HD - $290
Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2 x 4) - $40
1tb Corsair Black Hard drive - $90
Cooler Master Elite 430 - $47
Need suggestions for motherboards based on which cpu you think I should get. I also need to know what power supply I need.
I will be using this for gaming, schoolwork, and JAVA programming as well as some graphic design stuff.
What are your priorities when it comes to using this computer?
'Cuz honestly... aside from compiling code, you're doing NOTHING that would benefit from an i7 - just get an i5-3570k. For normal use, there is NO difference between it and an i7 after a mild overclock.
You can do better than a 570 - from that card up, the 500 series runs REALLY hot. (A friend has that card and has to run his computer without a side panel and extra jury-rigged fans to keep it cool with just a mild overclock.) I'd spend the extra $10 and get a 660ti, which'll be cooler and have better performance.
What's the speed and timing on that RAM? That price seems low for 1600 at even CAS 9.
Erm... get an SSD. Yes, they're expensive, but games will load faster, programs will open instantly, and graphic design projects will take no more than two or three seconds to save or load no matter how large they are.
Uh huh. It's a mistake a lot of new builders do - buying the most expensive parts, thinking that more performance equals more performance. (It usually, but the curve of diminishing returns is more like a cliff at certain points.)
That's a great deal on that card, and it will more than serve your needs, get it!
That ram is actually a good deal, and of a good deal. With an ATX motherboard and a hyper 212+ there should be no issues of fitting.
Just get the SSD - you won't regret it. 128GB is the sweet spot, but make sure you get a reliable one: an OCZ Agility 4, Samsung 840 pro, or Intel 520.
The ASrock Pro4 (EDIT: excuse me, extreme 4) is a popular choice, but I personally love the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H.
You're more than welcome for the advice - that's what we're here for, after all.