Approximate Purchase Date: Next 4-12 weeks
Budget Range: ~$1000
System Usage Most Important: Gaming (you guys use computers for other stuff?)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: All new
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but not included in build price
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Parts Preferences: i5, quality parts over price
Overclocking: maybe eventually
SLI or Crossfire: maybe eventually
Additional Comments: I own a monitor, i just dont have the info handy atm, will be 1st build so trying to keep it relatively easy, but being able to upgrade or add on in the next year is important. Hoping what I've picked is compatible and makes sense and wont require any upgrades in the near future. (Upgrading will be a want for me, not a need) I mainly play mmo's and am on my computer a lot throughout the day. Any advice and info would be great, will probably respond with several questions after as well. Please include why if you respond with changes or advice. Thank you.
This is $873 total, before tax and shipping. I figure with an OS it puts me right about 1k.
1. Am I missing anything?
2. Will it all fit and work correctly?
3. Im pretty set on the Case, CPU, so if there are changes id like to keep those two.
4. Will that PSU hold up to what ive got now, and if I add more later on, say a 2nd video card?
Thanks for taking the time to check it out and give me thoughts on it. If anyone has any good sites with videos or pictures for n00b builders I'd really like to look at them. I plan to keep researching as much as I can while I buy parts.
how much of that is different? besides the SSD HDD combo, and why the diff psu (besides adding more w, i read somewhere to go with gold) appreciate you putting a list together for me, with the OS on it, could you explain your choices a bit more though please?
Also my prices dont reflect the mail in rebates. :-/
your SSD is $100 off which is amazing, but its also out of stock, I'm assuming when its back itll go back to the 149.99 price tag. Video cards also sold out and dropped roughly $50. some of your promos show it as money off when theyre prepaid cards or mail in rebates, i came to 1015.90 with your build before rebates. 915.90 if the SSD stays that low.
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $24.99
Storage Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $209.99
Case Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99
Power Supply Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $59.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $79.99