System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: work [dual monitors, lots of concurrent apps], gaming, surfing)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Building a desktop from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (but open to suggestions)
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, no preference otherwise as long as it's reliable
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (probably not in my initial budget)
Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1680x1050 currently, but will probably get better monitors at some point)
Additional Comments: I've done a bit of research and have selected something that feels pretty good on newegg. I haven't built a computer from scratch since I was a kid (about 15 years ago) so I just wanted to have someone check my work and make sure everything looks ok. Do I need anything else? I'm happy with these components, but can I spend a bit more on something and get a lot better value or spend a bit less and get 90%?
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently doing my work and trying to play games on a 4-5 year old laptop which just doesn't cut it. Do a variety of miscellaneous IT related stuff for my job and I work remotely. Web dev, misc programming, sql stuff, etc - I generally have a lot of stuff running at the same time on a dual monitor set up and don't want performance to suffer because of it. I also want to check out Diablo 3
Comes out to about $800, which seems fine. One more question would be whether it's worth it to shop around for the best price on each component, but I assume Newegg is a pretty decent way to go for everything.
750w is overkill for a single GPU system
you will need a hard drive
i have a better case. fans are meaningless if they are crap. in my case, fans do nothing
newegg is pretty good but i generally shop at ncix. price matching and customer service is awesome
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($222.21 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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The above build is okay, but I wouldn't recommend getting a Seagate HDD.
Both of our builds are very similar, just dif cases. Both would be good either way.
does go over of course you can downgrade quite a few things if needed. if you do not want to CFX/SLI then downgrade PSU to a 500-600W supply. you can also down grade GPU i suggest a 7870 if you want to save some.