Hello all people nerdier and cleverererer than I.
I have finally, reluctantly, decide to get rid of my five year old, pentium D rig, the one with half a case, where cooling is provided by a desk fan and one harddrive is resting on top of a paperback (brighton rock, if you're interested) as I can't get it to sit inside the housing.
As it's been so long, I've decided to treat myself and push the proverbial boat out a bit, within reason.
I've flicked through Hard Choices, and attempted to read about these things. And this is vaguely what I've come up with.
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
CPU FAN: Zalman CNPS9900-MAX
MOBO: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Socket 1155 HDMI DisplayPort 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz Vengeance Memory
GFX Card: Palit GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 DisplayPort HDMI Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card
CASE: Coolermaster Silencio 550 Case
PSU: Coolermaster GX 650W PSU
SSD: OCZ 240GB Agility 3 SSD
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit
Total is about £1100, which is £100 more than I had planned, but still doable.
Things I need to know:
Firstly, will it work? (I assume all these things are compatible, but I'm not sure) secondly, is there any obvious glaring errors in terms of overpowered/underpowered bits of the pc, or anything which isn't needed, thirdly, is anything overpriced that I could get cheaper? (all these prices are from ebuyer) and finally is that cpu ok? I'm not exactly going to be editing the dark knight, but I do a bit of video editing and stuff, and I was looking at a core i7 3770 for another £50 or so.
Oh and finally I'm not going to be overclocking (I suspect) as it scares me and I don't want to blow anything up.
Cheers for your input. Have a cookie.