Hey, I’m doing my first ever PC build and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what I’ve chosen. I’ve filled in the forum template and then listed my choices so far. Let me know of any recommendations of different parts, cheaper places to buy and most importantly any compatibility issues i.e. cpu doesn’t work with that memory. I’m new to this so I could easily have missed something.
Approximate Purchase Date: Next week
Budget Range: £1250 ($2000) before shipping, rebates not relevant in the UK.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies, ms office
Are you buying a monitor: I already have a monitor, I’m just building the computer itself.
Parts to Upgrade: All, this is a build from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes – Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, I want the option to change mobo etc in the future
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reputable site which delivers to the U.K., such as amazon, ebuyer etc
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU
Overclocking: I would like to overclock the CPU in the future, so I need a case and motherboard capable of doing this. I will use the stock CPU cooler for now.
SLI or Crossfire: I am only going to use one GPU for now, but I intend to use SLI in the future, so rig needs to be capable of this.
Your Monitor Resolution: Current monitor is 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want a case that is stylish, no lights or windows, sleek, cool and quiet.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is having overheating problems and can’t play the latest games, so I need a new PC
Case ???? I have about £90 ($145) left in my budget and I’m not sure about this yet, recommendations welcome. If you think I only need a £50 case and the rest can go on something else then let me know.
This psu down below is manufactured by SeaSonic just as that Corsair AX 850w you have up there is also. 850w is big time over kill for dual 670's in SLI. 750w gives you plenty of headroom to work with. That psu down below is semi modular meaning the only cables that are hardwired are the ones your going to need no matter what.
This cpu h/s down below is by far the most recommended mid range cpu cooler on here. It's solid, comes with a small tube of excellent thermal compound not to mention it runs a lot quieter than the stock Intel cpu h/s.