I just put together a list of components for my first PC build and I'm looking for some feedback. I'm not on that tight of a budget so if anyone has some recommendations, please let me know! By the way, The computer is going to be used for gaming, as well as mad multitasking. I'm aware that the 3770K is a tad overkill but I managed to snag a really good deal for it.
Alright thanks for the reply! I will be using the computer primarily for gaming so yeah intel is the way to go for me. As for the cooler I did include an all-in-one water loop from Antec. I'll consider getting a smaller SSD with a hard drive, I hadn't really thought of the mass storage aspect. Any other recommendations or perhaps some compatability issues I would have missed? Thanks again guys!
-corsair doesnt make power supplies. they get it from CWT, seasonic, and flextronics. the rosewell that i chose is made by superflower, a company on par with seasonic.
-that is just bs. a i7 3770k will perform better than a fx 8350 in pretty much everything. just that if you want to save money, piledriver is the way to go
-crucial m4 is rather outdated and slow compared to the other solutions. and the price per gb right now isnt quite as good as the one i suggested
-once again, corsair does not make watercoolers. they get them from asetek (same place where antec gets theirs) and coolit. either one of them are crap. go get yourself a good heatsink like a nh-u12p SE2, nh-d14 or go get custom. the hyper 212 is where you need to start if you are looking for something on a budget.
-if he picks a k chip and a z77 overclocking board, im pretty dam sure he is going to overclock
whats ur max budget and do u need screen+os+keyz+mousse?
January 23, 2013 2:09:41 AM
Max budget is when I run out of money haha, in other words if I don't have the money now I'll save up for later. As for peripherals, I'm already equipped!
Thanks TheBigTroll, your name kind of threw me off but you're giving some good advice. Since I already bought the i7 (and yes I'm going to overclock it), I'll stick with that.
I was thinking corsair Force GT because I found one that was refurbished for about 0.75$/Gb. What do you think of refurbished SSDs??
Also, I really want a water cooled setup but I'm kind of a noob so I rather a closed loop are they any good ones you could suggest??
so whats the rest of ur parts u need? and i need max budget in a us dollar figure
January 23, 2013 2:14:06 AM
Iceclock, The parts I listed are all tentative except for the 3770K and my budget is, let's say 1500$, but it really isn't strict. The parts I chose are mainly by price point since I really don't know all that much about DIY PCs yet, it is my first build I don't need anything else other than what's on this list so like keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc. are all covered, I just put the i7 in there for compatibility reasons.
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.78 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.24 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.45 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($90.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Base Total: $1119.40
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7950 overclocks to 7970 levels and that rivals a 680 and beats it at times better bang for bucks than 670 tbh.
January 23, 2013 3:46:52 AM
wow nice! Thanks Iceclock! I'll take your word for it that seems like a nice build! Although, I'm really looking forward to Nvidia shield so I might just stick to the 670, other than that awesome thanks again!