Trying to lower the price of my first build
Looking forward to becoming a part of these forums, I had to kick this off with advice on my first build, naturally.
I've already put together my list, but of course I have gone over my budget. Basically, I am looking for any feedback on the build and suggestions on how I can lower the price.
I will be using it for gaming, work, music, movies & I tend to run multiple applications, and tabs at once - a lot. I am not after a top range computer, however I do want to have the ability to upgrade in the future and as my first build, I want it to last and I would like to play games maxed(or ish).
Here is what I've come up with
CPU - Intel Core i7 2600 Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
Motherboard - Asus P8P67V3 P67 4DDR3 D12PH 2400OC RAID GLAN PCIE16 2FW SA3 ATX STEP3
RAM - G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 9-9-9-24(CL9D-4GBNQ
Case - CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II SilverBlack Tower Case W 500W PSU
CD/DVD - LG H22NS50 SATA 22X - Super Multi DVDR Black with Software
Vid Card - Gigabyte GTX550 OC 550TI DDR5 1GB 970/4200MHZ HDMI
Harddrive - Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M
Wireless - ASUS PCE-N13 WLAN PCI-Express Low Profile
xtra cooling - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal Cooler
Another thing I am unsure about, basing my knowledge only on recent research and not experience is - is it worth my while getting a sound card (I'm thinking a cheap one) as I don't really intend to use it for surrond, or loudly at all.
- Is there anything else I should get other than the monitor, keys etc
Thanks all, any help is much appreciated.