Hi. I'm in need of a new computer as mine is aging. I'm ready to order but it would be valuable to have some input or confirmation that everything i put together will be okay.
This will be my first build and I need to know if I'm missing anything small I might need, maybe extra cables or thermal grease? (does it come applied to the heatsink I have selected? And if so do I still need to buy some to apply to the cpu?)
Approximate Purchase Date: Now.
Budget Range: $500, (not including SSD, CPU, GPU, or PSU.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. BF3, Planetside 2 and MMO's in the future.
Location : Texas
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon only.
Overclocking: Maybe in the future.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850 (also reusing this)
PSU : Antec EA-500D (which I'm reusing from my old build)
CPU : I5 3570k (Purchased, on the way)
SSD: Intel 330 (Purchased, on the way)
HDD : WD Black 1TB
MOBO: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
Case: HAF 912
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Thanks. The ram I have picked out is 1.5v if I am reading it right.
I have a problem now though, the ASrock Extreme4 Z77 board went OOS from Amazon where it was selling for $105, is there any other boards that are recommended over it, or should I try and wait to see if it comes back in stock at this point? I've read that some people like the Gigabyte Z77 UD3H over the Asrock, which seems to be either you love or hate it.
Now for the case I also have one more question, depending on which I get (as suggested by beans above) the 220 or HAF 912 which I had originally planned, which fans do I need to get? I can't find a clear answer on what fans come with the HAF 912.