- Games / Settings Desired
- Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc)
- Parts that can be reused
- Do you need an OS?
- Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?
Example build, now this is using up all of your budget. Can be tweaked to cost less but still perform well depending on your needs, needing an OS etc. acn do smaller SSD, more storage, 520W PSU if you don't intend to CF/SLI, different motherboard in that case etc.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($186.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 08:57 EST-0500)
Last edited by Notarget; 2013-02-17 at 02:00 PM.
CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
GPU: Sapphire 7850 (1050MHz/1275MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Windows 8 Security 2013 || AV-TEST Jan/Feb 2013
But I apologize for my personal opinion. Good day,sir.
I am by no means an expert but here is another option that has everything except a monitor.
You have to take the space out of it, I can't post links yet.
Last edited by Toffie; 2013-02-17 at 04:44 PM.
4770K 4.2GHz- R9-290 Lightning or Toxic (inc) - EVGA 780 Ti SC- Corsair 350D - V700 - H60
ASUS GRYPHON Z87 - Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB - Samsung 840 250GB
How to build your own PC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8)
Stop suggesting i5. MicroCenter has the i7 3770k for $229 and that is their NORMAL price.
(@ any future posters)
Last edited by Prag; 2013-02-17 at 05:07 PM.
As a first time builder, I'd do a lot of research into building. It's not that hard, but if you do your due diligence, it'll make that much easier. Check out some videos on building on youtube. NewEgg has some good ones on building too.
Other things to think about. How many games are you going to play? If Elder Scrolls isn't going to be the only game, and if you have a couple of other games, and/or another mmo, I'd consider going to a 250gb ssd to give you some extra room for expansions or other games you might want to play.