CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($58.27 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.98 @ Amazon) Total: 889.20 ALREADY PURCHASED THE ABOVE
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg) Total (tax+shipping):605.58 NEED SOME HELP WITH ABOVE
Grand Total: $1607.14
I was wondering if there is anything I'm missing, recommendations, cheaper alternative sites, installation tips of specific components, etc. Any kind of input will be greatly appreciated!
-I do plan on OCing the cpu + gpu
-I do plan on moving to SLI (waiting for the gtx780)
-i7s are not for games. if you do happen to do a fair bit of work, keep it
-if this is a gaming system, 8gb is fine, but if this is a workstation, get 16gb
-caviar blacks are no better than any other drive. they perform the same as their blue drives. just with more warranty. i wouldnt get it
-a fractal R4 would be cheaper and a better case overall if you ask me. fancy designs get boring pretty fast
-id get a larger SSD from the money saved
-if you can use 100% of the features found on the v-pro, then get that board. otherwise i have something else in mind
-there are cheaper and better 750w units out there than the corsair
-dont get a membrane. get mechanical
This build is for primarily for 3d rendering with moderate gaming.
as for ram I will upgrade to 16gb once I see how well the low volt + profile samsung operates.
-the HDD, case, and mobo I already purchased =/
-I was debating between the 830 and 840. But I hear the 830 is for benchmarking, so I suppose the 840 will suffice?
-As for the psu + keyboard any recommendations?