I'm a first time builder but I've got a friend to help me out should I need it. I'm building myself a gaming rig, but I'm not aiming at a monster. I just want a solid rig that I can build upon and upgrade in the future.
So, I'm new at this, meaning that I don't really feel very comfortable choosing which components to put in my rig. I therefore ask you humbly for a minute of your time to look over my list and tell me if I've completely dropped the ball somewhere or went completely over board elsewhere!
So the motherboard, I looked at this ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 and from what I can tell it should be adequate for my needs. I want a solid board that will be compatible with future upgrades.
For my CPU I decided to go with the Intel 2nd gen quad-core i5 2500 3.3GHz. I couldn't find this on their site but it's pretty straight forward. I assume most of you know the basic specs of this part.
For my GPU I decided on the GeForce 550ti DC/DI 1GB. I'm not really interested in going all out on the Graphics card and when I need to this component is easily upgraded right.
For the RAM I chose a Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600Hz 4x2GB. Again pretty straight forward. I reckon 8GB will be enough for a good while and in the future, also simple to upgrade.
For storage I thought of going with one HDD and one SSD of 320GB and 120GB respectively. Some of you might **** your pants at the sight of less than 500GB of storage, but tbh I'm not using this for anything other than gaming. I have other computers so the storage is not a real problem for me (and I'm not afraid to clear space if I need to) so I thought to save some here. Now my question is, does this work practically? I would assume it does but I'm no guru.
For the PSU I haven't decided yet. This is probably the hardest part for me because I have no idea how to calculate my needs. I've looked around for reference and my initial thought is to go with a Corsair GS700W. I think this is might be a bit much but I could use the extra watts for future upgrades I figured.
As for the chassi I have some ideas but I am non the wiser after looking around for a while. Suggestions are very welcome!
I'm running Windows 7 on this rig. Now, have I forgotten to mention some crucial bit of information? I wonder if I've picked any components that will be bottlenecks or any that are just completely over board for the rest.
Thanks for taking the time!