my brother would like me to build him a gaming computer for $1000.
he has a EAH6850, a 600W PSU by gigabyte, a HDD, DVD drive and all the bits and piece like a keyboard and mouse so that leaves the case, mobo, RAM, processor and a cooling systerm.
(we live in queensland australia so a good cooling systerm is importent)
i have never done overclocking before but would like this build to be able to be overclocked later (after ive tried it on my own PC).
i almost forgot, he likes the Lian Li Lancool Black PC-K63 case but the case isn't all that importent.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 - Fractal makes some of the best budget cases, they look great, great cooling and lots of sounddampening..
CPU: Core i5 3570k
RAM: 2x4 GB of 1600mhz kingston value ram (or something similar..)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NF-D14
and if the budget allows it, get an SSD something like the samsung 830 series, kingston 3k or the adata drive that Logan reviewed a few days ago..
And when he has the money he should upgrade the GFX-card, im pretty sure that the card he has will bottleneck the i5 a little..
or you can go with amd's new fx-8350. it is in the same performance range as the i5 and is eassier to overclock with air cooling
If your brother is strictly doing gaming, he should definitely get the i5 3570k, as it has much better performance on lower threaded applications like games.
so this is the list so far http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oiRi (note that it does not have a price for the case but it looks like i can get that for around $180)
i still need a mother board.
i was recomended this for my own build but my brother has a bigger budget then me so is it still good or should i get something different? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653
how much of a difference does a SSD make? ive never used one.
so all up it comes to around $720-30, which leaves room to upgrade his operating system and buy a few games lol.
so with the extra $200 would you change anything or does it look good as is?
wat i would do with the 1000 bucks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oknQ
the ssd will speed up everything greatly first time i used a computer with one my mind was blown and it was just a sata 2 one