I think around summer I made a post here looking for help on a build on a cheap $500 build. Well, I changed my mind and decided to wait until now so that way I could do a roughly $1000 build.
I mainly just want to make sure all of my parts are compatible and will work. I did TONS of research on this. Also, about the power supply. PcPartPicker said I only needed 353W, but I wasn't sure if that was accurate, so to be on the safe side I went with a 620W, mainly because the power supply I chose had had good reviews, lol. However, if you guys know what I actually need for the power supply and if I could get away with something that is also GOOD, but cheaper, let me know.
Yes, it's going to be a mainly gaming build. I'm sorry I forgot to specify!
That list seems to be good! The only thing I noticed was the power supply you suggested is out of stock on newegg. I would hate that part to be the only part I wouldn't be ordering from either Amazon, Newegg, or NCIX. Knowing that I only need 550w is great! So I might still look into the power supply, but everything else you suggested is good. Thanks!
just what i though, you'll want a much better card, and for gaming the i5 is as good as the i7, no performance loss and 8GB also will do.
You can have the xfx 650w for a couple more $ if it's out of stock :
This is exactly why I ran my list through here first! Thanks djangoringo for all your help! I'll go with your advice and get the better video card and get the i5.
And thanks for the advice, ilysaml!
I like your build, since you're gonna save some money from the CPU, upgrade the video card to GTX 670 or HD 7970 GHz, also SSD is an important piece nowadays, faster boot times of windows and application beside the faster R/W transfer rates.
Samsung SSD 830 or 840 pro is the way to go.
I don't know why djan added a value ram in the final build, but G.SKILL is more reliable, also don't forget to get the CPU cooler.
More reliable than the samsung?
It has a lifetime warranty and the best quality for a memory, also it overclocks better than the g. skill for less money and it's low profile, gives a good clearance for any cooler.
As for the ssd, i agree if he can spend more ~100$, he can buy a ssd 128GB samsung 830 or crucial m4.
I just didn't put it cause it will be over the initial budget.
More reliable than the samsung?
It has a lifetime warranty and the best quality for a memory, also it overclocks better than the g. skill for less money and it's low profile, gives a good clearance for any cooler..
Yes it is, G.SKILL is better, equals the quality of Corsairs if not better. Actually all of these; G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston, Patroit, Mushkin and OCZ make excellent RAM, but I never heard anyone recommending "Samsung" before even though it should be a good quality one but I wouldn't be 100% sure. Also, you listed a "Value RAM" so I'm not sure how it is gonna be OCed better than the G.Skill which is a "Enthusiast" RAM with a heat spreader.
djangoringo's last list had a GTX 670 on it, so I should be good.
I had actually thought about adding an SSD originally, but they are expensive! So for now I think I'm going to pass on a SSD. Maybe if I can find a cheaper one, but the Samsung ones you suggested are a little too expensive for me. Do you know a good SSD in the $100 (or less) range? Or maybe this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's not the pro one, which was $230, but this one is $115.
So then G.Skill RAM would be better to get than Samsung RAM?
Alright, since $115 isn't TOO much more, I think I'll go ahead and get the Samsung SSD 840 too.
I'll look at the pros and cons of the two different brands of RAMs tomorrow and decide which brand I want. However, everything else sounds great and I'll be using it for my build! Thank you both for the help. I really appreciate it! I'll keep this open for now until I can look into the RAM tomorrow just in case if I have anymore questions.