Also getting windows 7, Monitor etc with it but just wanted people to look at main unit. Also may look into cpu cooler if I OC later
Main things I would like to know are -
1. Does the power supply have enough connectors to power everything as successfully managed to confuse myself over it?
2. I believe everything is compatible but just wanna confirm that
3. Any recommended changes people would say.
Last edited by mystichawk; 2012-04-28 at 04:46 PM.
I would suggest a Z77 motherboard from either Asus,ASrock,EVGA,or Gigabyte.
On the Ram I would just stick with 1600 8gig instead of the 1866
Graphix card I would get a 7850 or 7870
Hard Drive I would get a Western Digital instead of a sea
Your power supply will have more then enough connectors to run this system I would suggest looking for a Corsair,XFX,or SeaSonic and if you get the 7850-7870 then you really only need a 550 watt PSU.
Motherboard: Newer generation Z77 (similar/same performance, cheaper) RAM: Low Profile to fit with the CPU heatsink (cheaper) Case: Great quality case, cable management, airflow, space, tool-less bays etc. HDD+SSD: Saved some money, better/similar performance/reliability. PSU: Better quality PSU (and yes 650W is more than enough) ODD: Changed the Blu-Ray drive to a regular DVD drive, no need for an expensive drive like that unless you actually intend to play a lot of Blu-Ray (obviously) CPUHS: You can find something cheaper than the Havik, NZXT Havik is just really nice performance/price balance. Cheap alternative (still fine) Cooler Master Hyper212
Last edited by Notarget; 2012-04-28 at 05:30 PM.
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