Re: First time buying/building gaming PC
After reading both of your inputs, I decided to change it up a bit.
Here's what I went with:
mobo: Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E RAID GBLAN CrossFireX SLI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
GFX card: XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 765MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.5GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty
PSU: Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
Monitor: BenQ E2420HD 24IN 16:9 Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 50000:1 1920X1080 2XHDMI DVI
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio (This case and the Antec 200 mid tower case which you both mentioned cost the same and I went for the 300 becaused it looked alot nicer to me XD)
This actually came close to $1700 and I didn't really want to make it any other changes so I'm not really bummed out about spending alot more considering with the motherboard i've picked out, i've open up room for future improvements. But I do have one concern tho - Will everything fit in the tower case nicely?
Oh, I also have a couple of questions: Is there anything else that i might need for this setup? will this setup work well for long hours of gaming and it won't overheat during the summertime lol?
Thanks for all the help and I appreciate your inputs, so if anyone else has any opinions about my build, please do tell me.