Since this will be my first build and a very expensive one at that I am looking for any info i can get. Better/cheaper but equal quality parts? Are there any parts I have forgotten? How will This system rank in today's tech. Basically anything is interchangeable except for a few minor things.
Intel based system a must!!!!!
Don't want to spend more than $2500 but can flex to $3000 if the increase in performance justifies it.
I like red cases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel free to throw in your opinions/ideas for increasing future expansion.
Will be built and used in US.
I like newegg as a store but not committed to buying exclusively from them.
System use will be in order, gaming, folding@home, internet.
I'm not sure about the power supply.. I feel like you could easily use something cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The i7 could be switched out for an i5-3570k since your primary use is gaming. I would suggest using a SSD for main drive, and using the TB drive for storage.
For gaming, an i5-3570k is all what you need and 8GB.
Also if your resolution is 1080p a single 670 gtx will do.
Also that motherboard is overpriced, the asus z77 pro is better and cheaper, i'd rather get an aircooler like the noctua nh-d14, my suggestion list : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AJvX
You can change for the 690 gtx if you're into a triple monitor setup.
The SSD was an oversight I ment to get one thank you for pointing it out. As for the motherboard and liquid cooling vs air cooling I live in a fairly dusty neighborhood i try everything to keep the system clean but there are times I get lazy. So i figured the liquid cooling would help compensate for my lazy days. Is this incorrect? I will look into the 670gtx and i5-3570k as up till now i really just wanted top end performance for the foreseeable future.
Thank you very much so far this is exactly what i was hoping for.
O i believe you all are i just like to look at things and try to learn as i have been out of the technology loop for 3 years. But if i may ask a ? I currently have an alienware aurora r2(specs to follow when i get home). I would like to play starcraft 2: heart of the swarm, skyrim, and the new sim city on Max settings. If the i5 is OP than the i7 930 should be sufficent yes?
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 2.8ghz
ATI Radeon HD 5670 1024MB
ATI Radeon HD 5670 1024MB
i forget the exact arrangement but 12GB total of DDR3 1066 memory.
can't remember the rest and since i am outside of warranty alienware no longer has my specs and the mobo is busted so cannot fire it up to check.