Hi, I'm new to this world of building computers therefore would appreciate any advice please.
I'm trying to build a pc for general use as well as gaming. I do not have any specific budget, but would like to build costs reasonable (around £1000 - not sure if this is too much or too little. I've done some research and come up with the components below:
Case: NZXT Phantom Black Full Tower Case £94.94
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme6 Intel Z677 (Socket 1155) DDR3 £169.99
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50Ghz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 OEM £259.99
Heat Sink & Fan: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler £54.98
Graphics Card:Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 3X 2084MB GDRR5 £319.99
Memory (RAM): Cosair 8Gb DDR3 1600Mhz Dominator Memory £44.55
Hard Drive(s): Cosair 240gb Force 3 SSD 2.5 SATA-III £146.99
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB SATA 6Gb/s 64 Cache (OEM) £118.19
Power Supply (PSU) OCZ ZX Series 850W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply £124.99
Am I spending too much on this computer for general and some gaming?
Are there are better components I should chose instead of those chosen above?
Any advice would be great including tips regarding choosing the best components.
i agree with the above,i5 3570k if your mainly gaming,but i7-3770k if your going to be rendering and doing cpu demanding stuff,3tb is massive, 1 would be ace for storing your games and stuff on, also look at the 212 EVO from coolermaster good cpu cooler.
Are you planning on Overclocking the CPU?If your not avoid the 'k' series,they are more expensive and have the same clocks @ stock than the equivalent non 'k' CPU but they have unlocked multipliers to allow a greater overclock.
If overclocking I would also go for a Noctua D14 which is more expensive but much better specially when trying very high overclocking.