Like the title says, this is the first time I'm building my own computer and first time posting here. I have been doing a lot of research to prepare for this and hope that I at least got some stuff right. Anyways if you can please comment and suggest any improvements that could be made to the build I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Approximate Purchase Date: Looking at early spring. I know its a long way out but plan on purchasing the components little by little when they are on sale or on really good deals, so I would like the opinion of the more competent (than me) members here so i can improve the build
Budget Range: Looking at between $1000-1500. If i can save money it would help a lot
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming (Want to play WoW, Skyrim(with mods for graphics and other awesomeness), and other more recent games with ultra to max settings. General use
Parts Not Required:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is my preferred choice. But I can take a look at other sites.
Parts Preferences: want to use an intel cpu, asus mb is preferred but if you find something better I'm willing to have a look, and western digital hdd. I don't know much about the ssd's but I'm willing to learn if someone can point me to an article that explains them for people that aren't too advanced on computer terms and usage.
Overclocking: Don't know how but I definitely would want to try and learn.
I really like the case for the build but I don't know much about what fans to get to make it a beast at keeping the system relatively cool. if you can give me some suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you all for your time
An SSD would definitely fit in your budget. Just get a 128gb unit and you'll be sure to see the benefits. It gives you faster boot-up on OS and any program you install in the drive, and little to no loading times in games.
I suggest getting the 7970/GHz instead.
Skyrim w/ mods can and WILL go over even 2.5gb of VRAM, so that 670 will bottleneck.
The 7970 also outperforms the 670 at the same price point and is on par with the 680, while the GHz Edition outperforms the latter on a much cheaper price.
Thank you excella and hoka for the input.
intel core i7-2700k
asus p8z77-v lk LGA 1155
Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB
G.Skill sniper 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1600
ocz zx series 850w
wd 1tb blue wd10ezex or wd 2tb red wd20efrx (trying to decide lol)
corsair vengeance series c70 gunmetal black
monitor and dvd/rw i decided i'll exclude for now.
Ok so I keep the i5-3570k. The only reason I picked i7-2700k was that hoka had mentioned that it will have lower temp, which after reading up a bit more about overclocking would be good. Like I said before I'm new to this but thank you for the input and help.
As far as the 670, I'm thinking of doing SLI. Will that make a difference? or would it just be better to get the 4gb and be done with it?
Thank you for the quick response excella I do prefer nvidia since I have had lots of problems with amd cards in the past. So upgrading to the 4gb gtx 670 is looking like the best for now. Other than that will the build run the games I mentioned pretty well. I'm running skyrim on a 6850 radeon atm and have 40-45 mods running. They aren't all graphic improvements that are huge just small ones and it's running fairly well. I originally had my doubts about running any mods but caved and used a few no problem so kept adding.
Maybe my Build or Excella build they both are high-end pcs
but i do like the 2TB More than 1tb for games. i've Ended my 500GB One..
Maybe 2tb with SSD = Awesome
and if u got ivy bridge i7 , it will be awesome pc.
and i found 3770K Price is 314$ , it was 400$ .. lol http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-3770K-Quad-Core-Processo...
so let's do some maths
314-287 = 87
87 + 1350 = 1430 Dollar
so your pc price will be 1430 Dollar and it is the best Choice for you.
or if u want to keep some money buy the i5
and if u were working on Graphic programs , Buy the i7 2700k becuase of Cores.