I'm trying to build an approx 1100$ (flexible) desktop PC , which I'll use mostly for work (compsci), but sometimes for gaming (stuff like MW and Skyrim, but doesn't have to be bleeding edge). Anyway, I've looked at the recommended PC builds of the last three months and I've boiled them down to the parts that I can get (I don't live in the US) and that seem to have good value-for-money.
Anyway, here's what I have so far (links for reference only):
CPU - Intel Core i7-4770, 3.4GHz
(I'm pretty sure about this one, according to PassMark it's a beast)
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3
- since I'm not going to OC, is it really much worse than the Z87 models?
RAM - I can get a generic 8GB stick from Transcend (DDR3/1600MHz/CL9) or I can get two 4GB sticks from Corsair (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
) with the same specs. Which is better?
HDD - Western Digital WD10EZEX
PSU - I can get either a Corsair VS450
(450W) or a VS550
(550W), but currently I don't know why I'd need the extra 100W (do I?)
Case - I'm leaning towards the Corsair Carbide 200R
, since I can't get the NZXT 210 Source Elite.
Optical Drive - Samsung SH224BB
GPU - No clue! What do you think?
SSD (?) - Should I get one?
So does this build seem at all reasonable or am I way off?
Thanks in advance!