I'm mid switch from changing from the dreaded Mac (My father is in the film industry and they worked for him, but being 18, I'm moving out of home and changing to a logical system and building my first PC). Work just had to pay me a whole heap of money for reasons I won't go into (No it wasn't anything to do with sexual assault) and had to pay me some extra money. However, being new to this world I need help, I have done hours of research on different sites and come up with this with the best prices I can get for them:
Processor: i5 3570k 3.4 turbo to 3.8 -$190
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 -$139
Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX 670 2GB -$399
Ram: DDR3 Corsiar 2x4GB -$45
Case: Coolermaster 690 II Black & White -$125
HHD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RMP -$80
(Will Upgrade to have a SSD when I have money again)
If anybody sees any problems in this set up, sees I'm paying to much for an item (All items are in Australian Dollars) or thinks I'd be better off with another part please do tell me. Im interested in games such as BF3, GTA IV, Skyrim etc. I also enjoy Wargame: European Escalation, a game that runs on DirectX9 and I have read slabs of forums saying that the 670s don't run well with X9. Can anybody back this up? cheers.
Sorry for the essay above, but I'm trying to cover all bases! Cheers.
I've added the Hyper212 Evo to the list, as I like to keep options open.
I have already happened to have picked up a Cooling Master Extreme 2 725W off a mate, and was hoping that it might be enough, however I do know that Graphic Cards churn up the wattage. Any thoughts?
I actually have one last question, I'm almost ready to purchase everything, however, because I'm buying all these parts separately, (and I've never built a machine before) do I need cables to connect the components? Or do they not need them/come with them?