So as I mentioned, this is my first foray into the world of PC-building, and I know...pretty much nothing about building. I understand the basics, but it's the little things that concern me (i.e., things like whether manufacturer has any influence on the quality of a graphics card, etc.). That being said, I'm using tigerdirect.com's Barebones kits to get me what I need. I've been thinking about pairing this kit with this graphics card.
I guess I'm asking...are there any glaring issues with this build? Thanks in advance!
Two biggest things I see are: (1) The power supply isn't really a good brand & you don't want to risk your pc with an inferior brand, & (2) That graphics card is relatively underpowered to use with a 2500k cpu.
A couple good brands of psu are Corsair & Seasonic, I'm sure the other guys can recommend others as well.
Many would probably recommend going with the i5 3570k over the 2500k, but the 2500k is a good cpu nonetheless. But either cpu's gaming performance far exceeds that of that graphics card. I'd try to go with a minimum of a Gtx 660 or HD 7850 if you can.
can we make a build for you from newegg? please please?
I mean...if I were coerced...I guess you could
I really don't want to spend more than $1000 including a monitor (so $850-$900 for the computer itself). I want something fast. Not necessarily a gaming powerhouse, but I'd like the option of playing most current-gen games on high/highest settings. I also have no real brand/manufacturer preferences.
You guys...you guys are just awesome. Thanks for the advice! I don't plan to build it for another month or two (which I know means prices will change a bit, but whatever). I'll keep doing some research, but this is a fantastic starting point for a newbie like me.