Hey everyone, i'm in the market to build my first desktop pc since my now 1 year old laptop is getting outdated faster then i expected, and ive used it as a desktop replacement for far too long.
im rather familiar with windows and the software side of things, but ive always had a laptop, my modding extent consisted of adding ram and cleaning the fans in my alienware area 51 m5500.
my goal, is to build a decent gaming computer that is faster then my current laptop that ill be able to upgrade down the road, and will be able to let me play games like battlefield 3 on medium-high all while being reliable.
(current laptop is a HP dv7t quad edition with a i7-2630 with an ATI 6770 and 8gb ram and a 750gb hdd)
Being as ive never built a desktop pc, ive been doing some reading and bought pc mags build your own gaming pc issue. and i picked some parts from it, but i do not know how compatible or reliable the components ive chosen are and am basing most of it by price and ratings on newegg since they carry everything ill need.
budget: around $1000 but i do not really want to go over $1250
Parts:Nzxt Phantom Case $130Western Digital Caviar Black 1TBEVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
picked this brand based on ratings on price, and can go SLI later down the roadCorsair Vengeance 8gb
8gb should be plenty for now right? i can always get a second set down the road to up it to 16gb right?MSI Z68A-GD55 Motherboard
i understand the specs, but i dont know what the best choice is for me i5-2500k
picked because of price, and ive read they overclock well Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Corsair 750TX 750W ASUS vw224u 22inch lcd
Windows home premium supports 16gb of ram right?
Now i know im over budget with all of this, but i forgot to include the monitor. I intend on recycling my logitech g5 mouse, my ideazon zboard, and my m-audio av40 speakers and using them in this setup.
Will all this work well together? Any suggestions on hardware or tips for a first time builder?