This is the first pc that I have build and would like to know if the parts I am looking at are compatable with each other. My goal with this pc is to have a long lasting and upgradeable motherboard. I have spent a few hours going through the parts on this list and belive that they will work together, If I am wrong I would like to be corrected and any explaination as to why would be greatly appreciated. I am a college student and my budget is limited, so I am only buying a budget video card so I can use my HDTV as a monitor and plan to upgrade in the fall, thank you!
I am taking a computer graphics and animation course this simester so I do need to make sure the latest 3dMax will work on this build, but I do not think I will be drawing any highly detailed objects in the near future.
I based my list on a modified version of the toms hardware Q4 $2000 build
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB
1. I prefer still on 1055/instead of 2011, I would go with h77 board - i5 3570/3470. but its your preference, since your investing on it.
2. You'll definitely have a gpu bottleneck. Your cpu is way too high for your gpu. I prefer getting a pretty balanced build. a 7950 gpu will do with that resolution.
3. I prefer getting a corsair/seasonic/ or any brand on higher tier of psu listings. Check this out for better brand/series. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/...
4. Since you won't oc, you don't much need a cpu cooler if you go with my choice of cpu.
I understand that the gpu will limit the capabilities of the build, it is only there as a temporary fix until I get the money for a much more powerful card in the summer. Is there any danger that the bottleneck will cause to the system or is this simply a question of what the system is capable of ?
Okay then, just upgrade your gpu afterwards. But If it was me, and I chose a i5 3570/i7 3770, I would stick with integrated graphics first then buy a card when I have the money, This will save you money from buying the 7750. But it would come down to your choice/ preference. So Just go where you are happy.
No it will not really harm your computer, yes will just limit its capabilities.
thank you so much for the responses, if you dont mind my asking why exactly you have a preference to the i5 3570/ i7 3770 to the i7 3820 that I am looking at? I understand the value of the integrated graphics, but I need a system that I can truly unleash in the next few months as I am setting up for graphics modeling and animation
I'd go MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $154.99 instead as you seriously DON'T need the 2011. You will not get any noticeable differences at the current system specs you have. Also I'd go with the i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) $219.99 because this in Ivy over Sandy with this being unlocked vs the more limited 3820. Also the ONLY difference in i7 vs i5 is HyperThreading which gives 4 extra virtual cores in the 3820 that you will never benefit from in gaming. With these savings of $355 you can also trade in the GPU of $95 giving you $450 to spend on a nice GPU that can handle your system and prevent you from bottlenecking. I am unsure if you are a 'fan' of AMD or Nvidia but regardless I will recommend 2 card that should both please you for a great while
Now I've set you in the right direction and no matter your choice in GPU you will be saving money with both of the GPUs I've provided and will be 10x happier when you push the power button for the first time and throw in that BF3 on ultra haha. Good luck in your quest to dominating every game!