As mentioned in the title, I'm building a gaming desktop that's below $1500 CAD. This is the first time ever doing it and I hope it goes well : ).
Here let me list my set up first before I talk about the expectations and concerns I have( you can also find details from the screen cast captured. there's also links provided at the very bottom of this)
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
So the above are the specs I would probably run on this desktop.
- As my budge is about $1500 CAD, I would expect this set up can run games coming up for the next 2 years at least. (I know this is may be hard to expect for who knows what major changes would be there two years later....)
- not noisy
- no overheating problem
- would the case fit all these stuff?
- I have checked that the motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 x16 so the GPU will fit into it. However, I'm afraid that I might be missing something else such as other components of this set up may have the plugs not working together or this can't insert into that kinda stuff.....(and yes i'm lazy to check everything one by one......: p)
- Should I chose a really good HDD ( the one I chose is a really good one.... at least i think it is....XD) or should i chose an average HDD and a SSD? I have looked it up on internet and YouTube. I wonder whether it is just a personal preference or SSD is going to be a must for building a gaming desktop?
Plz help me check whether there's any possible problem with this set up : )
It would also be nice if there's a substitute to the specs i listed above with the same performance but cheaper : )
Thank in advance!
Below is the links I used to check the prices and specs:
Once again thanks : )