First time poster here on hardware canucks.
Just looking for some advice here on this build.
Budget is 1000 dollars could possibly go for 1100-1200 if it made a huge difference.
the reason im coming here is for many peoples opinions, i asked a friend of mine and even though i do a lot of research i keep getting the same answer out of him and that everything else is garbage. So im looking for other opinions because i know for a fact that what he is saying is not true so here I am.
This rig will not be used for gaming, but alot of multitasking will be done on it, photoshop, Punch! software, word programs, internet and more all at once sometimes.
Now Ive come up with a list of parts from newegg.ca just for reference, and am willing to order online. places ill order from are newegg.ca ncix.com and i have a memory express in town so if i there are better prices on some things there ill go there.
prices are from newegg.ca
Subtotal: $731.63 leaving 300 for everything else unless there are better parts out there.
as for the heatsink/fan i need suggestions. I will be overclocking this chip to 3.0Ghz maximum seeing as this rig will be on for days at a time most likely and need a cooler that will keep it cool, but doesn't break the bank. i was thinking maybe the cnps9700?
As for power supply, I haven't fully decided, this is the major problem with my friend, he says i need 800W minimum, now i know i don't need that much, but im all confused now and need suggestions.
And lastly, as for the case, That is still being decided. anyone have opinions on the antec p180? / Antec 300? / cooler master 690? or should i go to a full tower.
Thanks in advance for your help, this is a christmas present to someone so I have alot of time to come up with a parts list. :D
Oh! almost forgot, I don't need a to add vista to the cost, because I got a disc already.
yeah? i was worried about the motherboard, i dont have much experience with many boards seeing as the only one i have experience with is the evga lt sli :)
but im just wondering if theres better, and if it'd be smart to go for a 1GB graphics card because of some of the software he uses
Punch is like 3d landscaping and house building.
And if people have personal experience with parts that they recommend thats good too :D
Im gonna be going for tonight, ill make any replies necessary tommorow. Thanks for the quick reply though Zlojack I figured i didn't need 800w, he builds computers but i think he overpsec's things to be safe. but thats not in my budget :p
Don't worry about the Gigabyte board, it's a good one. But I would go for a 9800GT GPU though.
If hes not gaming thou....
As for the power supply ensure you get a quality one, I would recommend any from Corsair, Silverstone, or PCP&C. I've used the Zalaman cnps9700 in the past and would defenitly have no issue recommending it for a rig like yours, plenty OCing room on that cooler, and it looks great too . Gigabyte makes good boards, you should be able to reach beyond your goals with that board,you'll be plenty happy with it (I personally prefer ASUS and DFI).
As for a case, I would recommend a Lian Li A05, a great looking Lian Li case for cheap, its also smaller than usual giving it that big punch in a small package feel. Really thou, with cases you can't go wrong assuming you arn't picking up the $30 pos.
Thanks for the posts guys, I think for a case i might end up getting the Cooler Master 690 or the Antec 300.
As for HS/F I was thinking the OCZ Vendetta 2 with MX-2. Not really a huge fan of that Lian Li A05 :p