Thinking of building my own pc
by burnty - 4/30/12 12:32 PM
I'm thinking of building my own pc soon, since my current pc is getting a bit old. I've been searching a bit for parts already and this is a setup which seems nice to me:
CPU: Intel Core I7-3770K
Graphics card: 2x Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 in SLI (maybe one at first and the second when the price drops a bit)
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB dual channel memory kit
Hard Drive: 2x Western digital Caviar Black 1T (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533)
DVD: Lg DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102033&Tpk=Creative%20soundblaster%20X-Fi%20Titanium%20HD%2024)
Case: Cooler master storm scout (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&Tpk=coolermaster%20scout)
AFT PRO-57U All-in-one USB 3.0 5.25" Media Card Reader (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820176023&Tpk=aft%20pro-57u)
1. Now, I was wondering what some of you think of this setup, any of you have experience with some of the used components? Did I overlook something? (somethings that might not work together?) Maybe a suggestion?
2. And how do I determine which power supply to use? I can't seem to figure it out.
3. And do I need a network card? because I'm a little confused about that.
4. I'm also looking for a front panel with a couple of 3.0 USB's on it, anyone knows a good one?
5. And at last is it a good idea to build it myself? or would it be better to go to a store and ask if they can assemble it for me? I'd like to get some experience with this and perhaps save a little bit of money