Hello everyone! I'm looking at having a new system built seeing as it's much more cost efficient to buy parts separate rather than take a risk with buying from prebuilt companies such as CyberPowerPC or iBuyPower for rigs that are sub par in terms of the budget you're looking at. I'm also not willing to go with quality prebuild companies like Falcon NW or DigitalStorm due to price. Whether I'll be building it or it will be someone else, I'm not sure. I would love to keep it between $1600-$1700 with a bang for the buck 1920x1080 monitor included in said budget, but I'm fine with a 1680x1050. An extra $25-50 shouldn't be too hard to handle in the budget.
Approximate Purchase Date: The next 1-2 weeks
Budget Range: $1600-1700 (Will accept extra $25-50 if the parts are worth it)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1. Gaming, 2. web browsing, 3. school work
Additional Comments: In terms of a case, I would like something that is a hybrid of classy and flashy that provides good air flow to the system but at a decent price. If there isn't an option like that, than go with classy. I would also like the sound levels to be decent. A quality power supply is also a must. I've heard way too many horror stories about bad power supplies in gaming rigs and the effects they can have.
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Well, all you have to do is fill in the bubbles right?
Well my knowledge level is rather low in terms of computers, building, and all the other stuff involved so I feel I should just take the advice from people with better knowledge then me. I also feel that I may choose a part of two that are incompatible with one or more other parts.
I'm partial to the Thor V2 and the HAF 932. Both have the cosmetic look I'm wanting and the reviews on them are fantastic. The Thor's price is a bit more appealing, however. Is there anything else I should look into besides the parts you listed? I'm definitely going with a Noctua cooler because they seem widely accepted. But outside of that is there anything else?
Well the thing is i am a bit confused you mentioned no overclocking is that a typo or correct?If it's not a typo there is no justifying reason to get a 3570k or a Noctua cooler those are for overclocking your wasting over $100 on stuff that won't be needed or put to it intended use.
No you wouldn't, but the current cpu's even when overclocked cannot handle 3 way crossfire of the top tier graphics cards. So you shouldn't waist money expecting this on things like the motherboard. Overclocking is extremely rewarding, with enough air flow to your cpu, graphics card, and motherboard its not a danger, so you should learn how to do it.