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This is my first time building my own computer. I did some reseach but I want to make sure I did it right. Do these all look like good parts? Is the wattage and power supply look ok together? Did I miss anything?
As far as the keyboard, mouse and speakers go, I kinda just guessed. I'm open to suggestions on those. I would like to get surround sound since my motherboard apperantly supports it, but couldn't really find anything there (surround sound is 5.1 right?)
EDIT: almost forgot, I don't know the first thing aabout water cooling systems, but I would like to take advantage of it, assuming I would need it, considering overclocking, should look more into it first though...
If you're getting the Sabertooth, get a 3570K. If you're not going to get a 3570K, get a cheap B75 chipset motherboard. Unless you want the sabertooth for a specific reason, get a different board instead. Something like an Asus P8Z77-V or an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 would do you just as well. You cannot overclock the CPU you selected (technically you can, but Ivy Bridge base-clock overclocking is something only an expert should do). If you want to overclock, get a 3570K.
If you want to overclock, you'll need a proper heatsink for the CPU. The stock one isn't good enough. You mention water-cooling, something like a Corsair H100 or Swiftech H220 would be a good choice. Mind that you'll want to replace the stock fans on both of those, as they are pretty bad. I'd go for Noctua NF-F12s, but they are 25 bucks each. Scythe gentle typhoons are an alternative choice. Air coolers are almost as good and cost less though. They range from 25 bucks (Coolermaster Hyper 212) to 60 bucks (Noctua NH-U12P SE2) to 80-100 bucks (Noctua NH-D14 and NH-C14, Phanteks PH-TC14).
Don't bother with dual-graphics cards, get a single card that is more powerful. Dual setups are a pain in the ass to set up properly in games. Something like an HD 7970 GHz edition or GTX 670. The Gigabyte Windforce, MSI TwinFrozr or Asus DCuII versions are good.
The WD Scorpio drive is a laptop harddrive, while it will work in a computer, it will be slower than a Caviar Black. In a computer of that price-bracket, running without an SSD is a bad choice. Get a Crucial M4 or Samsung 840 Pro for the OS and primary games and stick everything else on a WD Caviar Blue or Black.
I would get a different case, the HAF series are a pain in the butt to work in. The best mid-tower cases on the market right now are the Fractal Design R4 and Arc midi v2.
If my typing looks weird, I'm stuck using a smartphone...
To be honest I just put the settings to show 4/5 star on pcpartpicker.comand (for the most part) blindly went with that)
Right now I'm comparing video cards you mentioned, should I try to find one that has higher GB or Ghz?
For the processor and motherboard, I would end up saving money if I go with the 3570K and the Asrock Z77 Extreme4, would I actually see improvement there?
As far as that sabertooth goes, I just assumed it was good /shrug.
Not very experienced With this stuff yet. Appreciate the help for sure.
Here is the
going by your advice
Does the processor/motherboard combo look right? Good video card? New power supply adequate enough?
I've decided to go ahead and wait a little longer to increase my budget so I can go with this and make this new computer really something.
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
($104.99 @ Newegg)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($134.99 @ Amazon)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
($369.99 @ Newegg)
Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case
($119.51 @ NCIX US)
SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($86.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
($19.96 @ Amazon)
Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)
($99.99 @ Newegg)
Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard
($99.99 @ Amazon)
Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse
($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Cyber Acoustics CA3001RB 14W 2.1ch Speakers
($19.84 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 09:41 EDT-0400)
Got the price down a bit. You don't need the 4GB graphics card if you are only gaming on a single monitor.
If you are wanting to use two 670s in the future, you'll need a different PSU. Would add another 30-50 dollars or so to the total price.
What are you intending on playing on this new PC? If it is "just" WoW, you could tone down the graphics card to the 260 dollar mark (HD 7870 XT) and hardly notice a difference.
*** now officially stuck with smartphone internet :(
The games I play is WoW, portal games, sonic generations... that's about it. I honestly don't see Myself playing bigger games like... whatever has insane graphics I guess
I'll admit I got caught up in the excitement of building my own Computer that I kinda went overboard lol. Who am I kidding, I went WAY overboard! I don't really Need surround sound or overclocking.
The most I would Like to have is 2 screens, one with fullscreen ULTRA WoW and The other with things like wowhead and vent visible, with the most being done down there is a youtube video Or the occasional standard dvd or avi/mp4/mkv file playing. Even that is more a fancy luxury than a requirement for me. If I had to choose, I would want just WoW on most ultra Settings with at least 50 fps (I'm assuming the max is 60?)
I've had to deal with playing wow on the BAREST of bare minimum settings and still only have 15 framerates on average (and that's on a good day) that I would actually settle for just having the view distance On ultra and everything else on "above average" settings.
So in truth, I could probably tone it down a lot more for what I actually want.
My old computer finally died for good (it was old as hell, portal was just unplayable and it flat out said NO to sonic generations) so I don't really want to
Wait that long to replace it. I guess I'll go back to my $1000 max budget...
Was kinda hoping my old computer would last at least a few months longer...
Do you raid 25 mans or LFR frequently? WoW on ultra @1080p is actually extremely demanding of a computer.
I do LFR often, well I try to anyway. If I look directly into madness-deathwing's eyes I die lol.
I would LOVE to play those raids on ultra.
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