My dream rig. This is what I can afford for my rig.
It's good. Depends on what you use it for. If it was just for gaming, I would've gotten an i5, 8GB RAM, and a 650 W power supply. With the extra money, I would upgrade it to a 7950. But if it's not for gaming, and you use the CUDA and i7 and the RAM, then great build. I'd like to see the inside of it, though. But it gets my +1
No point in having that 16gb ram. Use that money to at least upgrade your card to 660ti or the amd version.
Most games don't use any more than 8gb, and so do most people.
(Unless, of course, you're doing some crazy calculations)
Who said he was gaming? Maybe he's doing video editing, or calculations, or VirtualBoxes...
I didn't say he was gaming. That's why I said, "if it's not for gaming"
Thanks guys for all your suggestions.
Although I love gaming, but I play mostly in my console. The PC is more my calculations. And yes I churn a lot of numbers. Normally my code executes on graphs which has at least 5-10m nodes with a billion + edges. So getting a 16GB was of paramount importance for me.
The games I play in my PC are pretty naive(Graphics wise) ones like League and Civ V. So computing is a bigger issue for me than anything else.
Who said he was doing all that other stuff? Maybe he's just gaming.
Plus the pics have all video games in them. Either way, the video card gunna bottleneck the system.
that proves a dream build doesn't have to be that expensive
Shoulda called it Serenity :3
Depending on what you plan to use it for you could have gone with a 3570k and a 670, but it really isn't a big deal. :D Awesome job! Also why did you go with the antec kuhler instead of an h60? Not critizing, just curious :D
Yes I feel I made a mistake there. Should have gone for the larger cooler. H80 should have been the best considering the numbers I am currently churning in this machine. But this kuhler is decent too. And I got it for a mere 40 bucks which made me buy it ASAP. :P
Would have loved to see a 670 in here, but you didn't specify what you're using it for, anyways nice build! +1
670 was way out of my meager budget :P.
I could not possibly compromise on the RAM/CPU (reasons already discussed above) so had to compromise on something.
And I use my console for my gaming needs except for strat games. Skyrim/League/Civ V runs like a silk. So am happy :D
I agree with everyones suggestion on dropping the RAM to 8GB and the PSU to a 600-650w but NOT an OCZ low budget brand... Get something with a better known track record and higher quality. XFX, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling Silencer series, just to name a few usually have a PSU within the same price range and don't have the same bad reputation that OCZ does. You can easily and cheaply upgrade the RAM later but the last thing you want to skimp on is the one thing that provides power to all your parts. The quality of power that your PSU provides can and will determine the life of your system.
Also if you don't need loads and loads of SATA drives you may find that a Gigabyte UD3H could suffice and save you yet another $40 give or take. If you live near a Microcenter you can pick up an i5 + UD3h at a great discount when purchased together.