Alright Giant Bombers, I've decided it's time. I'm tired of my consoles. They've served me well, but I really miss PC gaming. I feel like I'm missing out on the party here. So, these last few weeks I've sprung into action and after much research and deliberation, I think that I have a solid build. But as the thread title implies, spending this much money on this is sort of scary for me. It's been years since I've even thought about buying a Windows PC and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Just looking for some reassurance that this won't blow up the second I try to turn it on.
Important note: this will be for gaming on a single 1920 x 1080 monitor. I'm hoping for max or near max settings with a steady 60 FPS in even more demanding current games like uh...Battlefield 3 and...Witcher 2 I guess? Okay, I guess I should mention that I have no clue what games are demanding these days.
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
GPU: Gigabye GTX 670 2 GB
HDD: Samsung F3 1 TB
Power Supply: Corsair TX V2 650-Watt
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
Heatsink: Cooler Master 212 EVO
If there are any glaring issues that render this build useless, please feel free to harshly point them out. My knowledge with this stuff is woefully outdated. And I know I should get an SSD, but these parts are already crashing headfirst into my budget's ceiling, so I'm hoping to make do without one for now.
Also, two possibly dumb questions: a) will this all fit okay in that case? and b) I find it a little surprising that everyone only mentions heatsinks these days and not case fans. It's been a long, long time since I've bought computer parts, but I seem to remember needing extra fans. Is that heatsink really all I need? I mean, the room this will be in never gets too hot so I guess there's that, but I dunno.
There seem to be a lot of threads like this popping up lately, but I really appreciate any and all help. I'm excited to finally have a worthwhile PC again, but I'm also pretty nervous about buying shitty/incompatible parts.