this is my first built under $1000, please comment on this :)
Nice job! Only thing i can really comment about is the psu ( cheap, low/few ratings). But other than that is a very good build!
hey thanks man..which psu do u think i should get? do u think i should get a cooler too? my friend helped me in getting these parts since im not a computer expert..but i heard gigabyte 560ti isnt good as evga, is that true? can u recommend a better video card with almost the same price value?
Maybe a Corsair, about 500-600 Watt cause that's all you really need. And the 560ti is a really good card but if you want something better for about the same price... 7870? it's 230-250 now so that's pretty cheap. and *** @fuzzydunnlop pointed out. An SSD
Even though I've never owned one, I'm pretty sure EVGA makes good psu s too.
hey, i'm no expert, but have you considered getting an SSD for your primary OS boot drive?
I know it's more price/GB, but they are faster, use less power, less noise, etc., and if you are going to be spending big bucks on a CPU/Mobo, might as well get a good primary HD... maybe a OCZ or the like will run you sub $100 for 128Gb, you can always get a secondary or external HD to have more memory.
Good build! I'd agree with Coenvn about the psu, I have a corsair CX600 myself, works quite well. Maybe an SSD for the primary OS.Or some more HDD space, but you can always add that later. I'd get a cooler if you're going to overclock like the 212 evo, but if not the stock should be fine. Overall nice job :D
A really nice build. Good job researching!
For PSU, you could get away with ~500W. You might find something smaller but with a higher quality at the same price. Don't scrimp on PSU, you don't need a high wattage one, but you do want one with a solid single 12V rail, active PFC, 80plus or higher, and very stable voltages even under loads.
Antec, PC power and cooling, Corsair, Seasonic, FSP make good PSUs.
Modular is nice, but not a necessity. You can still make a clean install if you take a little time to tie things up and think thru how the cables should route.
+1 on SSD, best performance bang for buck - bar none!
My two cents - everything looks fine but the power supply, which I'd replace with the ultra ls650 (I've used it enough to justify recommending it) and the CPU is overkill for the rest of the system unless you plan on sli down the road or really want to over clock, in which case my power supply and cooling recommendations change. For a dual card set up and overclocking I would recommend the Antec HCG900 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg900 and a liquid based cooler like the h80. This is only if you plan on overclocking, if you do not I stick with my suggestion that the CPU is overkill for the system and you might go with an i5 with a locked multiplier and save some money.
As for talking about a solid-state drive I completely agree that storage will be a bottleneck in the current system. The cheapest way to get around this just to add about 4 to 8 more gig of RAM and use them as cache for the current hard drive. If you really want performance get a 32 GB solid-state drive and use the memory as L1 cache and the solid-state as L2. A good piece of software for accomplishing this kind of set up this Fancycache.
All in all this is a solid build with a couple of modifications that might improve it. To summarize my suggestions - the power supply change is a must and the rest is just added performance and money savings. Good build!
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores will be $180 (with $40 rebate) from 1PM until 3PM PT, good upgrade and a savings of $30 over the current card.
Also you can get the currently selected CPU and a Z77 Motherboard as a combo from Micro Center for $250, saving you roughly $100 on the build. If you don't have a store near you let me know, I only ask you pay shipping and transaction fees.
I live in dubai actually and the prices are really high here compared to US and websites like amazon and newegg..can you give me your email address so I can let you know whenever I need something?
Lga 1155? why no haswell. if you built this earlier you could have got the unlocked G3258 with 4.7 ghz and a new cpu cooler. and you would need a new mobo. also for that price of a dvd cd writer you could have got a blu ray one for 5 dollars more. ram could be cheaper.
Why no pictures?
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Hey, any suggestions on my build? Thanks!
MY NEW FIRST BUILT!!! :D, please comment :)