Looking to replace my 7 year old gaming rig.
Here is a list of parts I have come up with. Trying to keep the build sub-$1000. Going to use it for gaming, recording game play, movies, and a little editing.
Not sure if the memory will clear the cpu cool?
Also, anyone know of a good case that is cheaper then the one I picked? That is also similar in design, I really like the look of the case.
Thanks djangoringo, I will invest in the 660 TI then. It looks like a good buy after looking at reviews. The cooler looks good also. Will the xigmatek gaia have a problem with it clearing the Jipjaws memory?
I would get a ssd with mlc nand over tlc nand, the samsung 840 non pro has tlc nand which is inferior(in terms of speeds and endurance) to mlc nand ssds, the sandisk ultra plus is one of them and it's cheaper, so i recommend the sandisk.
You can see here a review of the samsung : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/19/samsung_840_1...
I would just get the ram with 1600 mhz, that's the maximum supported by the intel cpu memory controller, you can raise it to probably those speeds, but it's considered overclocking.
I just read through the review you posted that makes sense why you picked the SanDisk. I read a review on the SanDisk and it seems to be a good drive. I don't know about the TLC vs MLC.
I am planning on overclocking at some point that is why I wanted the RAM with the higher mhz. It seems that most people are pushing their i5 3750k to 4.5ghz stable.
I think that 16GB of RAM is a little overkill right now. But I am sure I will boost it to 16 GB down the road when I notice any lag while running multiple programs. I have not got into editing a whole lot yet. So I think I can get away with just 8GB of RAM