Hi I am Liam, first off I want to thank everyone for taking your own time to give me a hand on picking my equipment. I am in no way computer minded and am relying mostly on the knowledge of friends and my brother. I thought that I may relieve the torture of me constantly asking them questions and see what you guys thought of my parts list so far, if things would work or not etc.
I am looking to purchase all parts by early Feb at the very latest and the price of build isn't so much of an issue although please base prices generally around the parts I have picked. For some reason those are the prices I felt comfortable paying.
The machine will be mainly used for adobe photoshop, autocad, watching movies and playing games with my brother.
My suppliers will either be in New Zealand or Los Angeles as those are the two places I frequent. I have heard some less than satisfying things about newegg and their warranty dept. Could someone shed some light on that for me?
Anyhow here is the list I have so far, some have more than one listed because I have not yet decided. Sorry if I left something out on the descriptions.
personally i will :
-if not overclocking, i will get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2 instead. xeon for lga155, similar with i7 3770, low price because of no iGPU
-if OC, get decent air cooler instead of liquid cooler (noisy and problematic)
-pick gigabyte 680 for better windforce cooler
-pick OCZ vertex 4 because of reliability. samsung 830 is better. 840 = no
gigabyte over evga? also which 680 specifically sorry?
also which air cooler would you recommend, sorry I understand that some of the choices might be bad but without alternatives I'm needling a haystack here..needling, that reads kinda wrong..
but yeh, an if the price is only the difference in the cpu's I am ok with spending a little more if one day I get right into this and wish to overclock it. That was one of the reasons I was having a hard time picking motherboards