First time fiddling around with pcpartpicker, want a build for running games maxed out that is reasonably future proofed.
Totally new at this, so if something screams amateur move feel free to comment. Also, I know there isn't a monitor of any kind, still looking at options and wondering if this build looks good component wise. --- "You stay classy, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy "**** you, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy
I'm not sure about what video card to get, and is something off with the brand of the PSU or something else? I just went with something that would have way more wattage than I need in case of upgrades down the line. --- "You stay classy, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy "**** you, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy
Don't buy the K series chipset if you don't want to overclock. No offense but I think you won't seeing as you admit to being new to this. Heck I been fiddling for 3-5 years and I still don't want to take the plunge.
With that, you could get a cheaper board. MSI G45-Gaming is my personal recommendation. Bang for buck with great features.
You don't need thermal paste. Your cpu cooler already provides it. Even intel provides one.
RAM could be lowered to 8gb (4gbx2) if this rig is for gaming. I'd go above only if you do very CPU intensive things such as streaming, video encoding, photoshop etc
Get a mid tower casing but a full tower at that price looks nice.
Get a 670 SLI or 780 with the money saved. Get a better PSU such as Corsair HX750 Gold. --- PSN: theSkarekro [Hailing from Singapore!] AE2012: Adon Sagat Yang | Tekken: Kazuya Law Jin
So based on all the recommendations, something like this build?
I wanted to run windows 8 off the SSD for super fast boot up, and then run games/programs and such off the hardrive, so that's why I didn't opt for the full SSD (plus the price of a 1TB SSD is crazy just for storage).
Is this a questionable idea, having two storage units in a computer and running stuff off of each?
I also like the 16GB, just for future proofing. Or is gaming not gonna demand more than like 5 or 6 GB of ram? Also, I've heard that DDR4 ram stuff is coming, is that something I should care about or not? --- "You stay classy, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy "**** you, San Diego." - Ron Burgundy