Apologies for the delay iCake
It's no trouble. I'm getting help for free in here, so a delay is not something I have the right to go all whiny about
The choice of PSU needs to be left until you have confirmed your selection of parts, we can then use a PSU calculator for guidance
Unfortunately, the day before yesterday my PSU decided it was time to pass out into a better world, so to speak, so it refused to start up my system any longer.
That's why I went to a closest shop and bought this: Chieftec BPS-650C2
I do hope it wasn't a bad choice and that it will do for the new parts I'm going to buy. Anyway, it is modular and that is a great plus for me. May it be enough for the new rig as well
After the PSU installation I noticed that the picture quality became a bit better and there was a slight perfomance boost about 2-3 fps to the lowest FPS in Skyrim. The Windows performance analyzer also added 0.2 point to the graphics card. It was 7.5, not it's 7.7
Although I didn't notice any system temperature changes, it is exactly the same it was before.
CPU: around 32 - 53
GPU: around 28 - 57
Rather than think of it as building a rig around your present video card consider it as your present video card will be fine initially but that you will upgrade it to a better one when the funds are available
Yeah, after some consideration I decided that it would be unwise to buy a CPU that'd work for as little as 7 months. Now I think of this:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
MB - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
Memory - Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8G(X)
Storage - SSD SiliconPower S60 SP0120GBSS3S60S25 -----> In question, you said it was a little pricey, what would you suggest. I'm always open to money saving proposals
The question is "does the selected MB meet the heavy gaming-computer requirements?"
As for the GPU: I'm targeting this: GigaByte GeForce GTX 780 Ti [GV-N78TOC-3GD]
But also have this one in mind: GigaByte GeForce GTX 770 [GV-N770WF3-4GD (rev. 2.0)
Although, I'm not going to buy a new GPU just right now, because my current GPU provides a mostly 60 fps (lowest I spotted was around 41) experience for the Mass Effect game I'm currently playing, and people say Mass Effect 2 and 3 are less demading. So I think the current GPU will be enough for at least the next 3 months.
As for the possible CPU warranty voidance it doesn't really bother me, because I'm going to buy a K-indexed proccessor, so it hints at what I'll be trying to do with it. :) I'm willing to take the risk of warranty problems
The case that I used for my last personal rig was the Antec 900 Two V3 and I must say that it is excellent
That's a very nice case indeed, I will put this into consideration. Although, I also like this one: ZALMAN Z9. It's medi-tower but it looks like it has a lot of space :)
Edited by iCake, 02 July 2014 - 09:49 PM.