Hi there everybody! So basically I want to get myself a new gaming rig, my current one (Intel Q6600 + GTX 280 + Asus P5Q Pro) is getting old. My current budget is about 900-1100 € (I currently live in Spain), and here's a configuration I came up with:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX (107€)
INTEL CORE I7-3770K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache (287€)
ASUS GTX 670 DC2 2GB DDR5 (380€)
TACENS PSU ATX 850W RADIX V ACTIVE PFC (127€)
KINGSTON DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz (2X4GB) HYPERX BLU (47€)
WD HDD 3.5" 3TB SATA6 GB/S 64MB GREEN (131€)
Total amount: 1079€
My goal is to get a decent gaming rig so I can play at 1920x1200 maxed out with +30fps, you know games like Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, BF3, Shogun 2 Total War, Skyrim and of course Duke Nukem 3D (?) and hopefully it will last me for a while, and btw I'm not planning on OC yet I'm not really sure.
Anyway, I would really appreciate your suggestions and if you think I can get a better value with a different configuration then I'm all ears.. or eyes, whatever.
I agree with Deemo unless you are needing the hyper-threading for professional environment things a 3570k will do you just fine.
Also I agree on the power supply recommendation he gave you. I'm not to familiar with the brand you have listed and with the money you are putting into the power supply I couldn't imagine the Corsair, XFX, Antec, or Seasonic being that expensive.
Yeah that was actually one of my doubts, I wasn't sure if the 3770K was worth the extra money over a 3570K, I'll stick with the i5 then. Is Thermaltake a good option for a power supply? If not I'll go with some of the ones you've listed. Is the wattage enough though? Thanks!
Check out this build that I posted earlier for another person who had similar requirements to yours. PCpartpicker does not work specifically for Spain but I am sure that with a little tweaking you can use it to come up with a build that will suit your needs.
BTW, Stay away from off brands of PSU like that one you posted. It's a fire hazard. Stick with Corsair or Seasonic for best results. The PSU is your most important component, don't cheap out on it.
Thermaltake isn't bad but its not great I would suggest that you look at what you are purchasing. Not all power supplies by every manufacture are good.
Things you want to check:
1. Wattage/Amps 12v amps
a. single rail (normally preferred)
b. mutiple rails
2. 80+ (bronze, silver, gold, platinum, titanium)
3. What reviewers say about the power supply
a. most of the more commonly purchased power supplies have in depth reviews.
&Jkat hes not in the us so the prices you listed aren't going to apply here. His currency is EURO.
Well I went a bit over the budget, but I finally got this
Gigabyte GTX670 2GB OC
SSD 256 GB SAMSUNG 830
HDD SEAGATE 2TB 7200 RPM
HYPERX KINGSTON 8 GB 1600MHZ
720W SILENT PRO M2 COOLER MASTER
I was thinking hopefully in the future if I need to upgrade, I can just go with another GTX670 running in SLI, that psu should do just fine if I'm not planning to OC my i5.