I have been saving money for a new PC for about a half of a year and now time has finally come. I would like to build a PC mainly for gaming and that it would be capable of running games maxed out at 1080p at least for 2 next years.
My current PC is 6 years old and (upgraded only video card) so I really feel the need to buy new one.
My current PC config (just for info): Core 2 Duo e6400, 2GB DDR2, Geforce 560.
The main problem is that I live in Latvia and computer parts are really overpriced in comparison with USA. Unfortunately I can not buy from e-bay or similar web stores because of the shipment price - it would be the same or even higher. So I've decided to buy from locals even though it will be more expensive.
My budget is about 1200 Latvian Lats ~ it's about 2300 USD.
I've decided that I will build PC around i7-4770k Haswell processor by using this web-site for creating PC build:
There you can switch between desired parts and pick better ones if you need to.
I will not be overclocking my PC, so as I understand I do not need high-end motherboard for my build? And main things I should concentrate on are - video card, power supply and...?
The best option seems to use GTX 780 TI and 80+ certified 850W PSU? What about motherboard, RAM, SSD, HDD, case?
I was playing with picking some parts, and I've ended up with configuration like this:
Case : Thermaltake Chaser A31
PSU: Corsair 860W, AX860, 12cm fan, 80+Platinum
Motherboard: Asrock Z87 Pro3
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme
RAM: Kingston 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz, CL9, HyperX Beast
Videocard: MSI GeForce GTX780 TI
SSD: OCZ Vertex 450, 256GB
HDD: WD 3TB, 7200rpm, 64MB, SATA III, Caviar Black
And it all costs about 1361 LVL, so it is about 160 LVL overdone my budget!
Please could you help with advice - how to manage to build PC within my budget and that it will be performing in coordination with my aim? Should I pick cheaper SSD with less GB on board? Should I pick better motherboard?
Thank you all in advance!
P.S. Please pick only parts available on that web-store, because I do not have plenty of alternatives.
P.S.S. Logan and everyone else on Tek Syndicate - great job! Keep on doing it!
P.S.S.S. Sorry for my "horrendous" English :)