I am hoping the community can help me with my first gaming build. Take a look at it below and let me know if there are any compatibility issues or other things which the experts can see would cause me an issue.
I don't want to spend more than $1200 on the build so I have some room for additional parts. From previous builds I have a 500gb 7200 rpm HD, optical drive and OS, so I am not concerned about those missing from the list. I also want the capability to OC, expand to SLI and 32gb memory later.
1. The Thunderbolt motherboard isn't worth the price. The ASUS that I suggested will give you the same performance.
2. Too much RAM (try to get low profile to make sure the EVO fits).
3. If you want to SLI in the future, get the PSU now so you don't have to upgrade that later too.
4. The 670 outperforms the 660 Ti by a good 8-10 FPS stock (with OC this will be higher).
Well, you can see on the PCPP website that there are no incompatibility issues, that feature is built in whenever you build a list.
CBall strikes again! hahaha
I like CBall's list....I was going to say go with the ASRock Z77Extreme4 instead of MSI, but he picked the board I'm using and I have no complaints and yes, you really do not need 16GB of RAM and you'd be literally setting money on fire to go to 32GB for anything short of generating the next Pixar film.
Tiny, Cball and Sharky thanks for the replies. Good to know that I will not be burning money now or in the future. I will go back and adjust my build per Cball's recommendations and see what the cost is at.