I've been doing a lot of reading here and looking around on retailers websites. It's been several years since I built / purchased a computer (Athlon 64 / GTX 260 ) and I intend for this new one to last at least as long. Uses will be for current games and new releases like Planetside 2, as well as livestreaming the gameplay / capturing with Fraps.
Prices are a little higher on some items because I prefer to order from Newegg. I have a decent 1920x1080 monitor and gaming keyboard already. A new mouse is in the list because the cord wore out on my old Logitech (after a good 7 years of use).
Is there anything required to build the above PC that is not included with the listed parts? Thermal paste for example. This will be my first PC that I will overclock.
Is a 650W PSU really overkill here? Or if I might want to add a second GPU in the future, will it be enough?
I'll go with a 550W PSU then. I don't see myself adding more monitors, so I most likely will not get a second GPU anyways. At the most I might hook up an old monitor to display Firefox, but only have games running on the main screen.
I picked the Samsung 840 SSD because I saw it recommended in a couple other threads as being one of the best for price/performance. I don't know if they meant the Pro series only though.
I'm not sure why you went with a different case. I don't like the front ports where they are positioned though. An accidental pull on a cord could damage a pin/connector instead of just pulling it out of the socket. It also costs more and nothing jumped out at me as being a big improvement.
The memory I picked costs $4 more but has lower timing at 9-9-9-24 vs. 9-9-9-27. Am I missing something else here?
I read through the comments on both of the GPUs. I think I will stick with the Sapphire version. There were some comments about the card not venting heat outside of the case, but that was for both makes. So I guess that brings me back to the case. I don't want anything running hot and lowering lifespans. It also can get pretty warm in the room my PC is in during the summer.
Anyone know if there could be space issues with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and the Patriot memory? If there is, is the solution simply to move the memory over a slot, or should I be looking for low profile memory?
It is better to have all 4 dimms filled. In theory is better to send data in 4 slots instead of 2. Like if you are multitasking.
Here is some crucial ram. These are a CL 8. I myself have the crucial tactical tracers.
But just get 4 of these unless you dont mind 16gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks for your input but I am not interested in memory with lights on it.
The motherboard I've selected only has Dual Channel support for memory, so from what I can tell there would not be much noticeable difference between using 2 sticks of memory or 4, assuming similar timings and speeds.
lies for having 4 dimms full. it also means more strain to CPU mem controller
now back to your build
-stuff is cheaper elswhere. no point of shopping at one location and paying more
-the xfx is made by seasonic. you get quality either way so id save the money
-vertex 4 is expensive right now. the samsung 830 is a better way to go. the 840 non pro sucks
Thanks for all the advice and help. I ordered the new setup now.
Yes I could have saved a little by using the vendors on pcpartpicker with lowest prices, but it was not a big enough difference to me. I have had no issues with Newegg. I placed the order a little after noon eastern time, and received emails with tracking numbers a little after 4 P.M. I think everything will arrive in around 24h, maybe less, and I didn't pay extra for rush processing or overnight shipment. They ship from New Jersey though and I am in Massachusetts.