The GPU is a high end part so you should have no problem gaming at max settings. If you dont plan on doing a multi-GPU setup you can get a lower wattage PSU.
I cant speak on the AMD processor because I've always had intel but the i5 is a strong CPU
Hey thanks for the reply!
Do you have any suggestions for the psu? I don't know what it would take to power this thing and just picked one with good ratings and reviews haha
I'm open to suggestions about the motherboard as well. Not sure how to tell if it's good or not.
Edit: i have a case 18 inches right to left, 8 inches width, and 15 3/4 tall. Will everything fit?
And if anyone knows if i can get this build for cheaper, id appreciate it!
Last edited by Flyingshark; 06-28-2012 at 07:18 PM.
By the dimensions, it should be a mid-tower which should fit your parts.
As for motherboard, your link is for a MicroATX mobo, usually for smaller towers your better off with a standard ATX motherboard so you get more expansion slots and ports.
As far as PSU, a quality 500w power supply from Corsair or Thermaltake (just some examples) which are 80+ should suit your needs. If you do have plans for multi GPU than I would go with a 750W.
Your linked PSU is for a rosewill which is newegg's inhouse brand. With the PSU I wouldn't skimp out on that as it powers your entire rig. You want something reliable. Im not saying that rosewill isnt a good brand, its has positive reviews but Corsair for example is known for thair PSU's, Antec, Thermaltake, Cooler Master are some examples as well.
I wouldn't recommend an OCZ, I've had 2 of them and both have died on me (within the warranty period with 2-3 months left to spare at that)
I currently use a Corsair which I've used in my current build and my last one so that says something.
Also if your budget allows I would highly recommend getting an SSD. Prices are coming down and with coupons you can get a 128GB SSD for around $90. I won't build a computer without one anymore.
thanks alot crazy!
Im just wondering what you think is a good case size for this. I have a case at home, will measure it out again today. If i can save the 50$ on the case, i'd prefer to save it. Or if you know of a cheaper case that'd be great. Thanks!
The case you posted looks fine. It has over 1400 reviews with a 5 egg rating. For $50 thats a great buy.
I know I mentioned it in my previous post but after reading reviews on them, it seems cooler master PSU's dont have long life spans so I would recommend getting something else.
And if you dont plan on getting a second GPU you dont need 750W's