Hi, Its my first attempt at building a pc and id like to get the best bang for buck. I intend on having an intel core i5 3570k, an ssd and a z77 motherboard. These are the necessity's for now....
Id appreciate it if you could give me some suggestions for my rig but id like all components to be from reputable brands please.Im not really focused on gaming but would like it to be as fast as possible.
If you to build a good gaming pc you need a good graphics card. 600 dollars are not enough. I suggest spending less money on the processer and getting an amd one like the phenom x4 965 or the fx 6300. then getting a graphics card like the 650 ti.
the graphics card wont only be for gaming but for other programs as well. but if you insist on getting the intel processer you should go for a gtx 550 ti, you can find it for 100$. It will do gaming petty well but on medium graphics on games like bf3. this card would be enough for most things but you wont have to worry much if your not game a lot.
Thanks for the reply. I do want the i5 CPU because of the speed it provides but I'm not really sure what gpu to get because I dnt really game but want to build a really fast computer for less than £600. Thanks for the gtx 550 ti suggestion.
This is what I have thought of so far:
Intel core i5 3570k
Samsung 120gb 840 series ssd
Seagate barracuda 1tb sata 3
Asus p8-z77-m motherboard
Cooler master elite 430 case
Sony optical drive
8gb (2x4) corsair vengeance memory
All I think I need now is a gpu and a psu. But I'll probably purchase the gtx 550 ti.
What do you think of the proposed components so far????
Thanks for the set up it looks good to me but the more I think about it I keep thinking that in a year or two there will be much more cintilating tech and that this would be a waste now and I would be better off in the long run longing it out with my core 2 duo pc. What do you think???
Tech changes so fast its pointless to wait. If you want to wait until the summer, the new CPU's should be out. Tech changes so fast that 6 months after you build something, something new comes out. I would just say build it now. No point to wait.