Hi there! Thanks for taking your time to help me out. I really appreciate it!
As you may have guessed I am building a P.C. and these are, more or less, the parts I am deciding on.
I’m planning on using this computer for Homework, and to play online video games on high or ultra with good FPS (I’m hoping I can play Planet Side 2 at high/ultra settings with 30 – 60+ fps)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 – 49.99
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – 44.99
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply – 59.99
Disk reader: SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB – OEM – 17.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-
12800CL9D-8GBXL – 47.99
Total Price: 655.92 (give or take a few dollars and without the mail-in rebates.) I don't mind spending a bit more on my computer but it be better if I could get similar results for a lower price, say 620.00 and lower.
As for over clocking…yea I don’t think I’m going to do that any time soon; don’t know how to and I don’t want to damage anything too soon. Especially because I was planning on going with the stock CPU cooler……
Any suggestions? All are welcome.
Note: I used Newegg to find all these parts, planning on buying them all from there too.....
Z77 is usually just a waste of money unless you are getting a "k" variant cpu like the 3770k or 3570k so you can overclock. You can find a decent B75 mobo for half the price since your not overclocking. That money could be put towards a i5 3470 instead of i3 or hd 7870 instead f 7850.
Actually while I was looking some ram up I noticed that some had 1333 instead of the usual 1600 I see. I assume these numbers represent the MHz, which made me wonder if one had any advantage over the other, or if the lower Mhz would affect performance in any noticeable way.
Oh another and another thing. Would you guys happen to know if an i5 is worth getting at the moment? Or will the i3 ivy 3220 3.3 GHz suffice for my gaming needs?