I have a 750 watt PSU, a sizeable case, a few HDs, and a DVD unit on standby to marry with these new purchases. I guess my question is, will this match up? Am I throwing away money or do I have some good items here? Many thanks once again.
P.S. Total price comes out to $740. So folks don't have to do their own math
No, tbh I'm computer hardware illiterate. I can program the life back into Shroedinger's Cat, but I have no clue what overclocking is used for or even how to accompish it. This build is for a basic gaming computer for my other half who wants to play all her games on the highest settings.
Now, as a Novice Computer Putter Togetherer, I have no idea why you elected those items vice the ones I had selected. Would you mind too terribly explaining? I'm not just wanting to press the Easy button here and get answers, I would like to learn in addition to getting the right parts for my project.
Teach me to fish rather than giving me a fish I guess is what I'm saying.
Edit: Nice thanks, one last question, why would I want 2d4 versus 1d8 (in referrence to RAM).
The Cpu I picked over yours is slower stock, but doesn't have integrated graphics. Which means it runs cooler. It also is fast enough to handle any and every game you throw at it.
For the motherboard I picked you out an H77, which the only difference from the z77 is that you can't Overclock. You would have payed more for features you won't likely use.
Intel's stock CPU cooler is efficient if your not Overclocking, but aftermarket coolers do keep them cooler. If you're not overclocking use an air cooler, be it stock or aftermarket. Liquid is mainly for high OC's.
Edit: 2x4GB would be the best, because important performances are divided by the system on both the sticks, which doesn't strain up anything and makes everything Smooth with it taking advantage of dual channels.