Awesome. I figured they must be pretty good as I had a very hard time finding negative reviews for their power supplies and the fact that when that one went on sale for $99 on newegg they were sold out on the first day. Luckily they got more and I just got it.
Thanks again for your help. I normally don't have a very hard time resisting the urge to buy stuff impulsively, but these sales are getting to me and its nice to get some reassurance that I am not doing something completely stupid.
Although things should get better now, since I was the most indecisive about the case, psu and mobo and I have bought the case and psu, so now I just need to wait for a good deal on the motherboard. The rest of the parts are pretty standard and I know a lot more about them.
How do you guys feel about SeaSonic power supplies? The SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold is currently cheaper than the power supply I had chosen and it seems better too. Based on reviews, the brand seems quite reliable, but I don't know anybody that has any personal experience with them. Does anyone here have any thoughts on it?
I think for your memory, 1600mhz are the mainstream now and are deadcheap, so why not.
And look for deals on ssds, i personally feel 64gb is a little small, its definitely enough for windows + some important programs + diablo 3. but that'll probably be it. Since D3 is probably going to be 10gb+ and you always want free space on C drive due to continuous updates in the future.
But thats just what I feel, a lot of people have used 60gb ssd for C with no problem and plenty of space. Just depends on how you use it, how many games you are going to install (ssd doesn't increase fps at all, just the load and tab-in/tab-out time).
All the rest of your suggestions made me spend more money, but somehow the 1600mhz ram is 1 dollar cheaper than its 1333mhz counterpart on newegg. Weird.
As for the SSD, I think 64 gb is a good size for me. I will probably have at most 1 game on it at a time, as a lot of the time I just play 1 game religiously for a while, take if off my computer and then find a new game to worship.
And sinze 160GB ones cost twice as much, I think i will be happy with 64 Gbs.
Okay then, current build:
Case: Cooler Master 690 II
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V Pro
CPU: Intel i7-2600k (I do plan to oc, so i'll spend the extra $20 for the k)
Crucial M4 64GB SSd
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB(2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
PSU: Corsair HX650
CPU fan: Cooler master hyper 212
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24" widescreen LCD
Then GPU choices are
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB or
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB (Edited that to say 1GB, not 2)
I am going to get a new mouse and keyboard too so,
Mouse: Logitech G4000
Keyboard: Either cheap standard keyboard or a mechanical keyboard (probably das keyboard professional silent).
I'll probably wait until near thanksgiving to see if any of these parts are on sale to decide between the GPU's and the keyboards, but as of now this is between $1700 and $2000.
I don't know how I wrote down a 6gb set of ram. I was just copying stuff over from a wishlist I made on newegg and somehow I messed that up :S, but I'm going for this:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
The ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 does seem like a much better choice than the motherboard I picked and its cheaper. I was under the impression that the z68 series was more expensive and I wouldn't get much gain out of it since I probably wont ever use the integrated graphics, so I never even looked at those boards.
I couldn't decide between corsair and antec psu's, but since I heard good things about both, I went for antec because it is cheaper, but if 2 people recommend corsair, i will probably go with the CORSAIR Professional Series HX650.
I'm going to look into cases and GPUs some more than probably post again, thanks again for you help so far.
I am thinking of building a new computer soon, probably wait for after thanksgiving sales, and i was wondering if anybody can find any problems with this build.
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout Atx mid tower - $100
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) LGA 1155 -$225
GPU: Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 -$150
CPU: Intel i7-2600k -$320
CPU fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 -$30
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws x series 6GB DDR3 1333 -$48
PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W -$80
Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda St31000524AS 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s -$140
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III SSD -$150
Monitor: ASUS [email protected]$^H Glossy BLack 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LC. -$230
CD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST SATA DVD Burner -$20
Total: $1300-$1400 depending on the current prices on newegg.
I was wondering if everything in this build is okay. I am really unsure about motherboards and GPU's, so did I pick two decent ones or are there better deals for products that perform about the same? I also don't have a strict price range, so if anybody has any suggestions that are slightly more expensive, I would not be opposed to them.
I am planning on using this for gaming, CAD use and everyday uses like web browsing and word.