Is this a good computer build?
This is my first computer build, I did a lot of research on each item. Can someone please take a look at the items I chose and let me know if I should change anything, any compatibility issues, etc and the reason why please!
OS: Windows 8 or 8.1
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Newegg)
Wireless Adapter: ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter (Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Enforcer - Gaming Mid tower (Newegg)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK (Newegg)
RAM: 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 (Amazon)
CPU: Intel i5-2500k (Amazon)
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 (Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black (Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650 Watt (Amazon)
Keyboard/Mouse/Headset I already have.
Also should I get a SSD card? And is there anything else I should get or consider getting. This is mainly a gaming computer, but I'm also going to be using it for pretty much everything else.
- Puter_NotgeekLv 56 years agoFavorite Answer
You should def get an SSD, Much faster.
Having a 450 GB SSD for just programs and a HDD say 1-2 TB for storage will keep the computer fast. If you need storage that is.
The CPU, well i7 is much fast than i5, and about 30 dollars more.
Better for multitasking, gaming etc
RAM...dont get below 16Gb. You will regret anything below.
Good Luck, have fun :-)
- BenLv 76 years ago
* The Core i5-3570k (http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Cor... ) is both cheaper and more powerful than the 2500k. You should probably go with that one instead.
* 4GB of RAM is not enough for a gaming build. The PS4 and Xbox One both have 8GB. You're going to want at least 8GB, and probably 16 for a gaming machine.
I do recommend getting an SSD. The extra speed is really nice.
- Anonymous6 years ago
your CPU is 2 generations old.
get the new haswell 4th gen.
faster, newer tech, and cheaper.
get a i5 4670k
and get a corresponding z87 mobo to overclock.
get 8gb ram.
you can opt for a better gpu tbh. try looking at gtx 760, r9 270x, and around there.
- ChrisLv 76 years ago
8GB is enough, I have 8GB and the box never uses more than 5.
But why isn't this in the hardware category?
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- 6 years ago
Get 8g of RAM.