Mason24, on 31 July 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:
Hello everyone im currently in the market for a new rig. I have a $1200 budget ontop of what i already have. HAF 912 case, 750 corsair ax psu, intel 120gig ssd and 1tb WD black hdd. I need something that is good for encoding video and will play the latest games.
need cpu, motherboard, videocard, memory, cpu cooler. Open to suggestions at this point. was thinking about a 2500k or 2600k with a 7950 videocard, or maybe an amd 8150 with a 7970. Also its usually pretty hot in my apartment since i live near the top. so whatever runs cooler would probably be better.
Here you go http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dGql
Some guidance for you;
Using an aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty, Intel are clear on this, see below;
damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;
Full article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm
The HAF 912 is a budget case, no USB 3.0 ports and only two cooling fans, consider upgrading it to an antec 1200 V3 http://www.newegg.ca...ases+-+ATX+Form
)-_-Antec-_-11129100&AID=10592396&PID=3938566 (link used for specs and the case is available for less @ http://www.computerv...yjghXnOTWqr0nRA
the 900 V3 is also very good http://www.canadacom...&item_id=035743
Benchmarks for video cards http://www.videocard...h_end_gpus.html
You have not mentioned having an OS disk or optical drive so I have included them in the list, if you don't need them they can be removed and so reduce your budget.