Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion on my build. This is my first build and I would like to keep it around $1000 but am flexible up to $1300 with everything included. I pretty much set on everything except the graphics card and the mother board especially. Any suggestions on the best chipsets for mobos? Im new to the game. Not really sure if i need a cpu cooler or not either. I appreciate any suggestions or advice.
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
Case Inwin Dragon Rider ATX Full Tower
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
Monitor Asus VH236H 23.0"
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)
Mouse Mionix Naos 3200 Wired Optical
Thankyou for the advice and the link butremor, sorry Im pretty new to this site. Looking forward to advice on my proper post now ha. Thanks again thats a great template.
Approximate Purchase Date: This upcoming spring/summer 2013
Budget Range: 900-1300 after shipping and tax, everything included
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
- schoolwork (photoshop, illustrator, rhino, revit, vray rendering, autocad)
- gaming (far cry 3, blacklight retribution, arma II, Crysis 2 & 3, LOL)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: starting from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesnt matter, love newegg but they dont always have the lowest (www.pcpartpicker.com is great)
Location: Rochester, NY
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, In Win Case, no other preferences due to lack of knowledge
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: not sure, I will be getting either a 20" or 23"
Additional Comments: Doesn't need to be an extreme gaming pc but I want something that will last me at least a few years. Pretty set on the case and the i5. Will play a couple of the top games. Right now I prefer xbox games over pc, but hoping to change that with a bomb ass pc that can run the cross platform games since steam is so good to me with sales
Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop is about 2 years old and it doesnt run games well. Also dont use a laptop for its mobile purpose.
Thanks for the response. Could you quickly explain your changes? The motherboard is what im really curious about. When I was building it, it came down to the asrock and the asus. They both use the same Z77 chipset so I was wondering why the asrock and not asus? Also is there any reason for the mushkin rather than corsair? And one reason I wanted at least 650W is in case I upgrade later on Ill never have to worry about my power supply. Maybe thats thinking too far ahead though. And windows 7? Any other reason besides personal preference why not windows 8? Also I know I said I wanted to save money but if its a matter of under $50 or $60 then Id rather just go with the better brands
The higher the price on motherboard, the more features you're paying for you most likely won't use, but price is trumper up. But your selected asus mobo is actually good( and with promo code it's the same price), i just switched to asrock to stay in budget.
Mushkin is cheaper, but quality is just as good as corsair.
With parts you're ordering i don't think you'll need an upgrade until it's time to get new pc. But to be on the safe side you can bump to 600w psu. Of course, if you want to have an option of adding second GPU later, you need at least 750w.
Win7 because win8 seems still fresh to me,to put it on gaming machine. But that your choice in the end.
appreciate the advice. good stuff to know. I think ill take your advice and get cheaper ram and downgrade my PSU. Any knowledge how how good PNY ram is? theyve got real low prices and they just plain look badass in metallic yellow