Well, I finally decided to go for it. Ive gotten tired of my laptop and dont really use it for its mobility so I might as well just get a desktop
CPU: i5-3570k = 240-20MIR @ TD
Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ = 30-10 MIR @NE
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V = (combo with memory) 206 @ NE
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 (2x4gb)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB = 110@TD
HDD: Still Deciding
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w = 40 @ NE
Optical: Asus Combo Drive = 18 @ NE
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) = 75 @ NE
OS: Windows 7 HP 64bit = 100 - 20MIR @ NE
As most of you probably noticed I don't have a GPU listed. I havn't decided what ill need yet so the integrated graphics will serve me well until I have everything set up. Any thoughts or suggestions though? Id prefer the price to be around 150 for a card so that i could do SLI or CrossFire in the future. I'll mostly be listening to music and doing homework (Using ProE a lot which is a 3d design software for engineering), but i want to get into some gaming. I also want this computer to last me a while so Ive tried to go for the higher end while still leaving room for improvement(all while on a budget....)
Could i get away with a 600-650W PSU? If I go for less Watts i could probably get a better power supply , though I have heard good things about the Rosewill...
Comments, concerns, suggestions? I would like to get everything pretty soon, getting an itch to do all of this
I'll post pictures once Ive got everything and when Im all done!