So I love pc gaming and figured it was time to build a gaming computer. I know a little bit about computers but I haven't actually built one by myself. I went through tiger direct looking and comparing parts and eventually got this list:
-8GB of corsair RAM
-PCIe wireless adapter (I can't run straight Ethernet cable)
-WD 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
-Ultra 650W psu
-90GB corsair SSD
-Storm Enforcer mid-tower case
-Basic cd drive
-MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Motherboard
All for about a $1,000...any comments are appreciated!
Lastly if you buy within the next week you'll save 20% on the PSU on newegg (so it's cheaper on newegg than the other site it gives you).
I would rather stick with geforce (i'm more familiar with their cards). Also, I haven't decided if I am going to overclock yet, might just stick with a regular 3570. Would it be a bad decision to SLI instead of overclocking? (in the future of course)
Thanks for the comment, I do have an extra copy of windows 7 and a WiFi card by the way. I'll definitely check out newegg as well.
Personally I prefer the AMD cards and I would strongly recommend them. As for the overclock most people do that right away to get the maximum performance out of their products. If you don't intend to overclock you can get a regular i5-3570 but with only a $5 difference I'd still get the K model just in case you'd like to in the future. What I would do though is scrap the CPU cooler since you won't need anything more than the in box Intel CPU cooler then.
Not needing that and windows frees up a bit of extra money. By any chance can you extend your budget a bit? I only say this because now you can fit a GTX 670 into your build (honestly I refuse to recommend the 660 Ti). But you'll only get one with a refrence cooler which will be louder and the card will run hotter (if you don't want to overclock and don't mind a bit extra heat that's fine though). That would give you this updated build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rixq
If you can spend a bit extra consider this GPU http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n670pe2gd5o...
As for the overclocking the GPU once again I recommend doing that first. Then if you get to the point you want to add in a second card, you can.