I'm making the long overdue switch from OSX to Windows, and I am going about it by building my own PC. It will be my first time, and obviously I want to triple check everything before I start to buy the things I need. Could anybody help me by telling me if all of these components are compatible (If they aren't, suggestions would be greatly appreciated).
I am wanting to run 3 monitors from this PC, which I think (hope) will be possible, I am also debating using thermal paste with the processor. Will it help? As I say, I am new to this so any help is greatly appreciated!
OS will probably be Windows 7. Also, does anybody have any good anti virus recommendations? I'm wanting to build this so I don't have to upgrade much, obviously keeping everything running smoothly is something I would like. I just hope it all works and I'm not missing anything.
I can post links to the components if need be.
Thanks in advance guys!
That motherboard is expensive, not worth it I'd get the AsRock z77 Extreme4. If you only want gaming I'd choose the i5 3570k. 16GB of RAM for gaming is too much, get 8gb. That Power Supply is not reliable, it does not give the 700w it says. The thermal paste is a must, without it heat can't be transfered to the cooler. For Antivirus get avast, it's free and it works great. I added a SSD to make loading times much faster.
I agree with many of loresr97's recommendations. I would go with a Seasonic power supply though. As for the SSD, I really like Samsungs 840Pro, yeah they are expensive, but they are also the fastest on the market.