Been a while since I posted, been sick the last two weeks... anywho!
A friend of mine called me up today with a list of PC parts. He is building a new PC and scavenging some parts from his current build to save some cash.
I don't know the exact details of his current build except for what he plans on scavenging: hard drives and ram (8 gigs).
He also already has an OS (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit)
What PC is for
The PC is going to be for gaming, streaming (twitch.tv) and for class work as well as IT work in the near future.
Extra Wants and possibilities
He does want to be able to have 3 monitors, but only game on one. He will use the others as extra side screens for anything else he needs to run while streaming.
Regarding triple monitors: Going to delay this and get it in the future to ensure the budget primarily goes towards the tower and other needs. Will only get 1 monitor for now.
He wants to keep overclocking a possibility. I managed to explain that it is not needed for gaming and that made it less of a priority. He simply wants the most out of his machine and leaving it as a possibility would be great.
He still wants cooling of some sort as he prefers the PC to be quiet and keep everything cooled.
Here are the parts he has chosen:
AMD FX-9370, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 - System Build - PCPartPicker
AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz
Thermaltake CL-P0466 86.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+Motherboard
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" (For OS)
Geforce GTX 770 2GB
Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX
Asus DRW-24b1ST/BLK/b/as DVD/CD Writer
His budget is $1000 and wants to stay relatively close. The part picker already goes over budget and doesn't include case or the three monitors. Suggestions and changes are very welcome.
Budget is now $1,500 and is not to include the HDD's, Ram, OS or the monitors. Due to recommendation, the budget wasn't sufficient enough to receive what he wanted.
I brought up needing a good quality PSU and suggested a Corsair, but didn't know any other great brands. Everything else, I lack knowledge of.
Thanks in advance for any help ^_^