Looking at building a gaming desktop for about $1200 max, preferably $1,000.
I play Minecraft w/ HD textures, Dungeon Defenders, Torchlight II, Borderlands II is probably the highest game I am playing now. Just started Bioshock Infinite.
Selling my gaming laptop to build a gaming desktop.
Laptop's specs are:
I7 3610QM 2.3GHz (I know most of the desktop I5's can and will outbeat this cpu.)
16GB DDR3 Ram
GTX 675M 2GB GDDR5
1920x1080 Display 17.3"
Dual 750GB 7,200rpm HDD's
Intel I5 3570K 3.4GHz (Not planning on overclocking for anytime soon.)
ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB
1x 7,200RPM HDD
1x Optical Drive
3x 120MM, 2x 80MM 1x 200MM Fan
Either a pci-e or USB Wireless adapter
It's going to be in a Cooler Master Haf XB LAN Case
Would it be powerful enough? I'm on a semi-budget of probably about $1000 maybe a little more if I can squeeze it. Microcenter is the only place I can go due to time constraints. (I can't order from anywhere else and afford to wait on the parts.
$1200 is probably the most I could spend and that's including buying a monitor and keyboard as well.
Current parts, not including the Optical drive, monitor wireless or keyboard already has me at about $940.
If someone could point me out a good desktop build that would replace my laptop and maybe do better for less that would be awesome so I could see where I could cut back or add in or whatnot.
Looking at the specs, i can see that you dont immediately plan to overclock and neither are you immediately thinking of going for a Crossfire option, in that case a 700W PSU will be an overkill
I usually stay away from refurbished items for such critical components as PSU, based on what i can see is a decent 500W PSU will also do just fine, go for an 85% efficient and 80 plus certified PSU which will keep your bills low
And not sure if you really need a modular PSU for as i believe the Cooler Master cabinet has decent cable management options