Well, i currently have an old custom build containing an intel core 2 quad 9550 @ 2.8ghz 12mb cache, 8gb ddr2 RAM @ 800mhz, and an r5 220 gpu.
I was just going to buy a r9 380 4gb and keep the same build, but it got me thinking that maybe its time to upgrade.. graphics cards getting so much better, sooner or later ill need a new cpu and everything else.
So here is my new plans for my gaming build: (no particular order)
DIYPC Mirage-D1-Y Black/Yellow Computer Case
MSI B85M-E45 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Thermaltake SMART Series SP-550PCBUS 550W Power Supply
MSI Radeon R9 380 R9 380 GAMING 4G Video Card
Arctic Silver AS5-3.5G Thermal Compound
COOLER MASTER RR-212E-20PK-R2 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Intel Core i3-4170 3M 3.7GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I34170 Desktop Processor
Grand Total: $597.92
Later on when i have more money, i might upgrade to an i5 4690 and also buy an SSD (i already have a 1tb WD HDD running at 10,000 rpm with either 32mb cache or 64.. i don't remember, not that it really matters)
However, this is the current build i plan to use for a while.
So what do you guys think? is this all compatible?
will the i3 4170 bottleneck with the r9 380 4gb?
Is it all going to fit within the atx mid tower chassis? (i know the aftermarket cooler is kinda big as well as the gpu)
Will 550w PSU be good enough for this build? or even when i upgrade to an i5 later on?