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!
Edited by Lokhe, 22 May 2012 - 04:47 AM.