So I'm in the process of building a new PC. It's my first time actually building one and this is to basically get some thoughts on what I chose, and how I could make it better.
What I'm going for is a media hub that will host all of my movies/shows/music. Most of the games I play are on consoles. But I do play WOW/Spore on my computer so I am ensuring that the components in it can easy play both of these titles and titles like them at max settings without too much trouble. This isn't a machine I plan on playing Crysis 2 on or anything.
So here it is. I'll link each item to its spot on Newegg where I'll most likely buy it from.
Motherboard - EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR LGA 1366 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
Memory - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Low Voltage
Graphic Cards - EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDD - Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" ( Two of These )
Power Supply- Nexus RX-8500 850W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Modular
Disc Drive - SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP
Case - Silverstone CW02 (Black)
OS will be Windows 7 (probably 64bit)
There is room to install another two video cards but for my current needs, one will get the job done. But I like the option for adding more later. I'm still looking into fans for the system as the ones that come in the case look like they could be upgraded to run quieter and cooler. Depending on my library size I'll probably install another HDD someday or upgrade the ones that go in there. My only hang up is the power supply, could use some ideas on that.
So yea, that is my build I'm looking at right now. Any comments/constructive feedback is welcome. I'd also like to see other builds people have gone with. Over all the setup will run me about $1900 if I buy from Newegg. I will of course look for deals on each item before I purchase it to save my money.