Hello peeps. I just wanted to ask a few questions. Im building a new pc here shortly and I wanted to get some more opinions on the rig that Im going to be putting together. I plan on doing some video editing and some heavy gaming (Skyrim, total war games, and some other programs (poser debut - a 3d modeling software)) on this rig. Do you guys think this will be sufficient enough for these things?
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (size, asthetically pleasing, etc.) Im using all the fan mounts, regardless of noise.
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series 1200 watt Gold ax1200
MoBo: Intel DX79SI Extreme LGA 2011 X79 ATK
Processor: Intel core-i7 3770 sandy bridge 3.5 GHz
RAM: 16 Gb of (Mushkin Redline or Corsair Dominator or Vengance; Help me choose?)
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4GB
HDD: 2 Western Digital Velociraptor 500GB with RAID 0
Boot Drive: Intel 520 Series 120GB SATA 6.0gb/s SSD
ODD: Blu-ray reader (not important but I felt like I should put it up)
OS: Windows 8
My budget is 2500
I'm also rather new to the whole tech game so, dumbing things down for me a bit would be greatly appreciated.
Also might point out that I'm 18 and will be going to college for computer science and engineering so, if you guys wanna teach me a bit, i wont complain! (keep in mind, ive been searching for this computer for about a year and a half, i have some ideas about things )
You are going way in over your head. There is too much there if you really want to save some cash. The case, for one, although looks cool, is way overpriced. You definately want an SSD. There is no need to get Velociraptors. Another product way overpriced and overrated. 1200W PSU is super overkill. 750W max even for SLI (which I included). The 670 can be OC'd to neck and neck specs of the 680. More vRAM will only help you with multiple monitor setups (larger than 1080p resolution).
well im not overclocking. I find it better for me to stay in a safer place with my hardware. Also, The case I have picked out for a reason. I just re-designed my room and it fits the room nicely with plenty of case space and fans. I dont like water cooling and I never trusted it anyway. I also already own the velociraptors, I got them for free... I dont know about the motherboard or the RAM Choice, the PSU which you just answered thanks, ill downgrade that a bit, or the processor. I will be taking this with me to college next year, so i want the best of the best. Ill be doing rendering with 3d programs and stuff, but also some heavy gaming. 2 monitor set up eventually.
Here Is what I have selected for this build. Anything I should change before I start placing orders? I'm going to be doing heavy gaming and Rendering along with some 3d modeling and probably some music notation things. (Will be using Poser Debut 10 and Finale 2012, as well as Stencyl. Games include BF 3, Skyrim, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Minecraft, Total War Shogun 2, Total War Rome, WoW, SWTOR, TF2, and MANY others)