I am building my first computer and I have a budget of $1000- $2000 dollars. I will need everything but speakers. I have done a lot of research but, I am still not completely sure about everything. I play WoW I would like to play it with settings on ultra and shadows on high with fps at atleast 60 or higher. I was wondering if this overkill or it would be good and last me atleast a year or so and what kind of power supply I will need. This computer will also be used to surf the net and maybe upload some videos. Here are the parts I am looking at:
CPU: i5-3570k Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z77- DS3H Intel 7 Series Graphics Card: EVGA Geoforce GTX 660 ti Hard Drive: Seagate Baracuda 2TB Solid State Drive: Intel 160GB Memory/ Ram: Corsair Vengenance 8GB (2x4GB) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Optimal Drive: IHAS 24x Operating System: Windows 8 (64 bit) Computer Case: ThermaTake VN700M1WTN Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case Optionals: 1 Coolermaster Mega Flow Case Fan 200mm Led Blue Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 24" Class Widescreen 2ms LED 1920x1080 HDMI compatiable Mouse & Keyboard: Logitech wireless wave combo Power Supply: unknown
Reminder I want this computer to last, I want nice game play and I will use this computer for other things. All recommendations, advice, etc will be greatly appericated.
Looks good. You don't need a huge PSU, a good 500W will be more then enough. I don't see a need to change anything.
"Optimal drive"? Is that an Optical drive? If you are getting one I suggest getting a blu ray reader. Not only can you read/burn DVDs, but you can use your system to read blu rays as well. They are normally only twice as much as a DVD burner so worth it.
500W from a good company will be more then enough. The 660/TI/70 and 680 are all 150W-200W cards. Your CPU is another 77W stock. So even if you grabbed a GTX680 for the system you are looking at around 325W. As long as you are getting an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, etc you'll be fine. Just avoid the Athena power and Diabloteks, etc.