im going to be building my first pc…ive posted here before when sandy bridge was just coming out but due to family issues was not able to purchase any parts or start building when I wanted to so im starting from scratch since a lot more stuff is out with new opinions
my budget is around 1700 usd less is of course better but I dont want to cheap out I want something that’s going to last me
i will be using the computer for basic photoshop and video editing nothing extreme basically converting videos simple encoding like that along with basic pc and internet tasks,bittorrent download and all types of multimedia stuff..i will not be overclocking atleast for awhile i wont be.. so no matter what processor i get i might want to get the k version just to leave my options open
im looking for this build to not be complicated since it is my first and im already anxious and nervous about doing it overall I just want it to be a highend basic pc and would like it to be as hassle free as possible
so depending on my setup if you feel like I need certain adapters because of my case or motherboard like sometimes things don’t reach right then please tell me rather buy extra stuff then having to find it out during the build process
when it comes to cases the only brand I don’t like at the moment is a very popular one and that’s cooler master..the reason being the static electricity issue they seem to have with a lot of there cases causing random reboots..its all over newegg reviews of there cases and various other forums im not saying it will happen to me but its something that’s common enough that I don’t want to take a chance especially considering where my pc will be in a carpeted room that at times the air is very dry in
besides that im I want to have an ssd as my windows drive is there anything special I should do when installing it ive heard if im putting in a hard drive as well to put that in after so the windows setup doesn’t have any issues defaulting to the ssd.. anything else I have to actually do for the ssd or do I just install it like a hard drive and windows will take care of the rest such as taking it off ide mode?
and ive heard mixed rumblings about the sata controllers on the new boards intel vs marvel is there a preference with the sandy bridge boards on what I should use the ssd will be sata 3 so should I hook up to intel or marvel..hard drive I think im going with sata 2 but same question applies
sorry for rambling on I just really wanna do this my self I just have some anxiety about it
this is what ive come up with so far please feel free to add or remove stuff and tell me why your doing so
with motherboards im stuck between the listed msi board and the asus sabertooth or p67 deluxe..let me know what you think if you would choose one over the other and why or if theres any other boards
and case im still not 100 percent on either so recommend away
and dont need a monitor right now
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM I
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)