Hello everyone. I know nothing about computers and I'm going to build one. I'm planning on spending 1000-1500. 1200 would be the sweet spot, as I'd like some new headphones too.
I watched the Tested video and looked up the parts, but many of them don't appear to be current anymore/for sale new. I found an article at Lifehacker that seemed just what I wanted, but thought I'd solicit advice from the bombers first. It's from October 2012, so maybe things have changed a lot since then?
This is a gaming PC mostly though I would do some Maya/zBrush work with it too.
- The case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R - $99.99
- The power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W High Performance Power Supply - $89.99
- The motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel ATX Motherboard - $189.99
- The CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4Ghz Quad Core Processor - $229.99
- The memory: G Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 RAM - $36.99
- The storage: Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC SSD - $109.99 + Western Digital WD Black 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive - $109.99
- The graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7950 - $309.99 OR NVidia GeForce 660 Ti- $299.99
- The optical drive: ASUS 24x CD/DVD Burner - $20.99
What do you think? Is there anything this build leaves out? Are there any parts/cables I may need that wouldn't come with these components? All thoughts and advice welcome. I have two monitors (1680x1050 + 1920x1080) and I'm not really thinking of buying a new one. Ideas for a reasonable mouse and/or headphones would be cool too, if you got em.