My current computer is 4 years old and it's time for a new overhaul, out with the old in with the new/semi new. I'm not posting anything from my old comp since it's years behind current systems, only thing I want to keep is my 500gb hard drive and my case if possible(so i'll post those. I am a new user but have been reading Mmo-champion for years. I live in British Columbia Canada and my budget is $1400 but of course best bang for buck even if it is a bit cheaper that would be fine! Not Overclocking my motherboard or gpu.
Mother Board: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: Galaxy 66NNH7DV6WXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
SSD: Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Fans: N/A, not sure if to stick with stock or get aftermarket.
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Case: Antec Sonata III 500 Mid Tower
I got a 2 year warranty on the motherboard and gpu. I need to know if I should get 2 more fans with the liquid cooler or with the fans it comes with will it be good on its own? Will i need a interface card or will the one from my comp work or do i need one at all. Will my case fit all this or do I need a new one. Will i need to buy a new copy of windows 7 or can I just fresh install it? Also if anyone has any other suggestions that would be amazing.
Edit: Added Psu
Edit: Change everything to newegg and new total and minus Water cooling.
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Also: Water cooling takes a lot of work and if you don't even plan on overclocking that processor there is no point in buying an aftermarket heatsink. If you plan to overclock the i5-3570k to 4.4GHz or around there, go for the Noctua NH-D14 or a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ an extra fan for the push/pull.
I would recommend getting Air cooling. Water cooling is overrated and takes much more effort.
Hmm okay I shall try again, I can't find any of the suggestions on Tigerdirect, would it be better If i order form newegg then so I don't have to order from two sites? Or is it best to to get the best dollar value. Also the Psu is on sale for $70 the closest one I can find to 600w is like $5 cheaper or more. I also don't plan to Overclock since i'm not going to dual card and I can run most games I will play on high-ultra settings and I don't fraps or run dual monitors or anything.
Alright, thanks for the help! This is the first computer i'm building from parts. So since no one has mentioned my case or needing a new os I should be fine there. Inux94 suggested a gpu with after market cooler, should I still go that route or stick with the stock heatsink and just buy fans?
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Changed everything to new egg and added in the suggestions above. I still need info on if a i need a new O/S for the ssd and if my case will fit all that. Also will the stock fans be fine or will i need a aftermarket or a extra one, still a bit confused there since its my first build i'm doing myself.
Very awesome, Thanks for all your help! If you could answer my last question, I want to use my current 500gb hd in it for added storage of music roms ect, do I have to uninstall windows 7 from it or just set the boot drive to the ssd?
your best off removing the operating system from the 500gb hdd and only having it on the ssd you might also look at getting the intel i5 3570 you only need the k model if you are planning on overclocking
If you manage to scrape yourself 100-140 more bucks then this setup is much better than the one you have listed. It will run all game maxed for years at 1080p.
If my case would fit all than i'd be saving myself like $75 so i would be able to get that, well i can still get it but if I don't need a new case I would perfer it as I have rather grown quite fond of it.
You can overclock with a stock cooler to a certain extent (unless your ambient temps are like mine currently 38c) however a 212 evo is so cheap you may as well just get one and if you decide to overclock it should be able to achieve around 4.2GHz with just a 212.