Hello All im new and this is my first post. I have been hanging around for some years now decided to post haha.
I need some help on looking over what I have selected for my build below. This will be my first time trying to build a computer.
I have owned 2 dell computers and they lasted about 6-8 years a piece. But now I want to be able to create my own so later on when it dies I can just replace a few parts instead of re-buying another computer for $1200
I don't game on the computer but I do create music and create websites and it will be a every day use. My house gets hot in the summer due to no ac (old house) so i need good fans or a case with good air flow
its kind of more than what i wanted to spend I want to be around 1200 but the price i have now is ok I dont really need a hard drive or Graphics Card as i have pny gforce gt 430 but a upgrade could be cool aslo have a 500 gig hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue but maybe wanted to try out a ssd
ps I also have 2 external hd's totaling 2tb
I run 2 monitors
im stuck at cases
also wandering if the psu is ok for the build as in the amount of watts
another thing is im not sure if i really need a cpu cooler as i am not overclocking im thinking it could still help keep the insides cool
Please let me know what you would change or add or keep
Not sure that cpu should miss anything, you better make sure by asking at microcenter, my guess there is no stock cooler, which is crappy anyway.
If you're nor clocking and crossfiring you're better off with 550w PSU at least 80 plus bronze and that will be enough.
Are you sure you need 209$ mobo? that just trumped up price for the features you won't notice and won't use. Smth like ascrock z77 extreme4 for ~120$ will work just fine and you can put saved money towards 660ti.
Thank you Im going to switch to asrock extreme 4 with i7 2700k. as it is available to buy at micro station ..asus z77 pro is out of stock same with extreme 6. my only gripe about asrock is the usb ports don't last long. Im looking to hold on for 6 or 7 years like the dell i have now.
Im going with 650 watts on the psu .
but still thinking of what brand. I keep reading reviews for sea sonic and Corsair HX 650 that they don't last long and or loud chirping noises from both units
with same gpu - total - $1,060 with tax about $1,110
I went from going with asrock extreme4 to extreme6 25$ more for comfort due to the size of the extreme4 not fitting cases the way it should
also went with corsair tx650m over the hx650 and seasonic ss-650km due to lots of bad reviews with loud chirping and dieing psu's.....I'm still iffy on this psu I def wanted to buy a psu from a store so i didn't have to worry about shipping the psu off if its bad also picked up the $20 2 warranty offered by microcenter so I don't have to deal with manufacture
I normally don't get the warranty as its all a rip off. but for this it give me breathing room and less of a headache if anything is out of whack
let me what you think. cant wait to get my hands dirty . still awaiting for os but i will start with out it to see if parts are in working order
ivy bridge lets off more heat but its faster. so even if you cant overclock as high as sandy bridge its still faster. i would get ivy over sandy but that's just me.
the extreme4 being a little smaller isn't a good reason to not get it. there will be zero issues because of the size. it doesn't really make any sense to buy the extreme6 because its a bigger size and the last 3 standoffs can screw in. only get the extreme6 if there is a feature you need.
yea i would like to have xfx but i didn't want it shipped and worry about the hassle of reshipping if something was wrong with it. if micro center had it i would of picked it up or if another store around my area had it as well. that would be my next choice if i have a prob with the psu i got now
for the extreme 6 i got it because it has plug-ins for floppy disc ................................
and 2 extra sata cables ..............lol
ivy bridges don't really generate more heat unless you overclock it and up the voltage. running at stock or a reasonable OC they are similar. if there is some feature you want on the extreme6 by all means get it. i was just saying don't not get the extreme4 because its a inch smaller.
Got done putting every thing together took an hour to put together, test, and wire management.
Took another hour to find out the codes my mobo was throwing.....and it was all dumb on my end
first code i got was a d7 - i put every thing together out side the case to make sure it was all working...i didn't plug in any hdd or dvd player just the psu also plugged in my old gpu.....plugged in hdd and dvd code went away...every thing was in working order
put every thing in case plugged all the wires in and made them look pretty....then i some other code forgot what was but looked it up on the net found out it needed keyboard ....weird didn't do that when it was outside of the case
code went away and replaced by a6 and a2.......no answers on line but found out on my own ....took out the gpu then used the onboard gpu...changed something on the bios to make it use the onboard gpu.......Weird thing was the monitor was still working with the onboard gpu before i changed it in bios
now every thing is fixed and ready for upgraded bios and then windows 7 on wed when it gets here
computer put together and looking pretty ...waaaay better then my other (retail) computer
old computer...i still don't know what the hell is going on inside there
feels good to be able to do this got to think all of the threads , questions asked and answered at this site
ps ...i was iffy on the psu but so far so good, no unwanted sounds ....all parts are in working order