|02-23-2013, 05:11 AM||#1|
Join Date Feb 2013
New Build - Something I've wanted to do for years already
I've browsed around a few threads, I must say firstly, many of you have very excellent advise.
So, here's the deal.
My budget is about $1500, but flexible, although I don't want to go above or much above $2000 (USD) Basically I'm putting cash away every week, in a month I'm going to gather all my components.
Primarily, I'm going to be gaming. Max settings are desired, but not out of the question for my price range, I'd imagine. The last time I was extremely well-read on all the latest hardware, however, was back when the Core 2 Duo's first came out. Obviously, a new ball game these days.
But! Somewhere down the line, I'd like to record and edit music. If someone could tell me if the following system seems reasonable for these things, I'd be very appreciative.
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 (was thinking future SSD boot drive with the mSATA port) $185
ASUS Maximus V FORMULA $270
Intel Core i5-3570K - $230
HIS Radeon HD 7970 $385
(Was originally thinking the 7870 for $240 but was concerned with current and future limitations)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 (2 x 4GB) - $50 ( Should I get more than 8gb? Change to 1866? )
Seagate SV35 Series 1TB - $110
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W - $140 (I may consider Crossfire'd 7950's in the future, would this wattage be enough?)
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper - $150
LG IPS224T-PN Black 22" 14ms - $180
Windows 8 - $100
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $20
Tt eSPORTS KNUCKER Plunger - $40
Logitech G9x Black - $55
steelseries Siberia V2 - $100
Compatability/bottleneck issues? I'll consider shipping as a separate cost later. What do you guys think so far?
|02-23-2013, 06:28 PM||#2|
Join Date Jan 2013
Would you consider a sound card or, otherwise, some digital input for when you record music?
When you upgrade to an SSD boot drive, you could just use one of the available Sata 3 ports.
|02-24-2013, 04:49 PM||#3|
Join Date May 2008
You should also be looking into an SSD as your primary drive.
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