Intel Processors ONLY!!!
nVidia Graphics Cards only!!!!!
Good Cooling, and an aftermarket heatsink.
Case should be bigger, but not huge[I loved my Thermaltake Xaser V1, but its too damn big for my desk!]
Motherboard should support up at least 16g Ram, 32g preferably
At least 8g+ Ram, more if possible[My last Build had 12g, was that overkill? Besides i found a nice price on 16g]
Sound card nice but optional.
Dual GPU[SLI] nice but not really needed.
Overclocking would be awesome.
If possible, a good size SSD for my OS
At least a 1TB internal HD, would prefer more.
All at or around $1,500
Also need monitor but may be willing to buy that outside funds.
Newegg is my site of choice, but if you have other sites i would consider them.
I have been really taken with the SandyBridge chips, and this one seems to be a real good deal for the money.
This is where i usually get stuck and ask for help, I have absolutly no Idea. I know what socket to look for, and I know how to ckeck the specs but i still just get confused >.> I am new to overclocking, but i want to be able to pust he SandyBridge and get all i can out of her.
Decided once a motherboard has been selected.
Need to know case before I can decide on this.
Mostly for my WEI score[vain, i know] But wouldnt mind running a game or two from it.
I prefer Western Digital, but i hear just as many bad things with them as i do Seagate, was hesitant to add this seagate drive but would like your guy's input. Especially as a secondary drive, which can easily be replaced. Is it worth it?
Wanted the open cage Dual-fan version but i guess they stopped making them.
Heard good things about this Ram, and its a decent price for 16g, so longas the MoBo can hold 4 sticks and use all of it!
Another area i need help with, i had no problems with my last build using a 750w, but with overclocking/more powerful componets, should I bump up to a 900+?
Either way what i have listed still has me around
With some input, I would like to make this the best build i can for my money!
Edited by Krenos, 26 February 2012 - 09:52 AM.