Hello, I just got my money from my deployment and its time to finally build a computer.
Goals for the Gaming PC:
- I want the computers foundation to last YEARS so that the ONLY thing I have to ever upgrade is the Video card every year.
- Probably will never SLI/Crossfire
- Overclock like a BEAST
- Air cool for now with a case that has very good future water cooling capabilities
- <$1200 Maybe tweak it down to $1000
What I have that will move onward to the future computer:
- 500GB HDD
- 24" Monitor
- Cousin is giving me a Hyper 212+ and a copy of Windows 7 64bit (Not sure which one)
Heres the build I have conjured:
Case - NZXT Switch 810 $169.99
PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 $109.99
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $124.99
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR3 1600 $94.99
Videocard - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti $244.99
SSD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB $114.99
Thermal Paste - Arctic Cooling MX-4 $9.99
Total - $1089.92 Shipped
I spent way too many hours researching computer cases and the NZXT Switch 810 seems to be the best one imo. So in the tweaking process id like to keep the case if possible.
750W is most likely overkill as I will probably never SLI/Crossfire. I will most likely sell w/e card I have at the time and buy a new one instead of trying to SLI 2 cards
I dont know much about. Researching just said Z68 and Z77 are good boards.
From my research it looked like Sandy Bridge overclocks better than Ivy Bridge I dont know how true that is. I was maybe thinking about the 2600k/2700k.
16GB cause why not? Actually I was going to get 8GB then maybe up to 16GB later down the road but reviews show that if you try to pair different RAM together (IE. 2 different packages of the SAME), you get problems
560 TI seems like a good GPU for the price
I dont know anything about SSD other than reviews says Crucial is the best and SSDs are FAST
Thermal Paste - I have some already but its some off cheap arctic silver (Not arctic silver 5) kind
So yeah sorry for all the details. I didnt want to just give a budget and have you guys think of a build on your own, as im sure that gets old. I tried to make this thread as pleasing on the eyes as possible, so i hope I did a good job at it.
~Thanks in advance~