I'd say between $1300 NZD, which is equivalent to around $1000 USD.
What is your resolution?
I'm not quite sure about this; I have not owned a desktop and only played at netcafes where the resolution for SC2 was around 1600 x (?) or 1920 x (?). I'm unclear whether this is vastly relevant to the different parts of the build (Please tell me!) - I would like to play on medium-high definition with no lags or frame drops. (I have a 20 inch HP LCD monitor that I may use, if it this info is relevant). I am willing to purchase a monitor that matches the video card requirements
What are you using it for?
Gaming (SC2, DOTA2, GW2, possibly other medium requirement games), not intending to do any streaming.
What is your upgrade cycle?
Probably 2+ Years, I plan to stick with what I get initially unless there are problems with it.
When do you plan on building it?
In the next two weeks
Do you plan on overclocking?
Do you need an Operating System?
Yes,but don't include in the overall budget
Do you plan to add a second GPU for SLI or Crossfire?
No plans for this.
Where are you buying your parts from?
It is a New Zealand based hardware website.
I'm mostly concerned about the fps(?) and the smoothness of the games rather than the actual graphics (I dont need to play SC2 on extreme resolution, as long as it doesn't 'lag'). Which part determines this? which part needs more investment for this preference?
For the casing, . Also, something that looks decent
For the PSU, is having a higher wattage always better, or is too much not good for your computer?
After looking at numerous articles + looking at other builds, I put together (Blindly) a build, could you please check if this is ok? any suggestion? things I should add/remove?
CPU- Intel Core i5 2500k
Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3? (Not sure which Motherboards are compatible with i5, and not sure which is the best cost efficient wise)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 4GB
GPU - ? (Want to have good performance, but then again... not sure which is the most suitable for my preferance.)
PSU - Corsair HX650 650W
Case - ANTEC 300 (I would prefer something that is easy to set up but looks good as well. I heard some cases are easier to handle the cables and so on)
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 32MB, 500GB
DVD Player - ASUS DVD/RW Drive
Please help me ASAP!
Edited by crowfm, 28 August 2012 - 02:55 PM.