thats a nice build except that powersupply is not very powerful for the long term, i beleive my recommandation is good on memory motheboard and powersupply, except ur graphic card recommandation is better i must admit,
I prefer Blake's CPU/Mobo choices, but with the original PSU or the Earthwatts. The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known for early failure.
I'd also choose this HD7870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $250 (before MIR), which performs similarly in games to the 660Ti, but has non-crippled Compute functionality, and also comes with a couple of free games.
yeah def the cpu mobo he recommanded is better than the asrock one he chose, also as u said that model from corsair doesnt use high quality capacitators, and the earth watt is prob alot better, and cheaper , and i own a 7870 and blasts everything i throw at it, its cheaper and just as good as an 660 ti.
yes i agree, and u cannot use dual 7870s on a 430 thats under the recommanded wattage btw, im saying its worth it price wise to invest into a decent ps since its not alot more than some recommanded
I can't disagree here but at the same time the trend is going toward more energy efficient GPUs so the newer generations will be using far less power, which means you'll be able to run a stronger card on fewer watts. By the time the OP is ready to upgrade the NVIDIA 7XX series will be out, and so will the AMD 8XXX series - they will use less power than the current generation, and the current generation is pretty energy efficient already. I definitely agree that having more wattage than you need doesn't hurt your system but at the same time you have to think about actual needs vs. perceived needs when buying something like a power supply. And I'd rather get a quality unit from Corsair, XFX, Antec or Seasonic, than getting some junk off brand like Logisys, Apevia, or Raidmax. Love that icon, BTW.
The Samsung Spinpoint drives have had their warranties cut to a miserable one year. That lack of confidence in new materials or methods means I won't touch them. The WD Blue drives are okay, but the WD Blacks have retained a five year warranty, so that's what I've been getting lately.