This fancy new stuff just confuses me
May 23, 2012 12:56 PM Subscribe
It's finally time to build a new PC. Help me decide on some specifics.
posted by wierdo to computers & internet (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I built a fairly beefy Sandy Bridge-based machine last year for my pinball machine that has somehow become my desktop machine after a laptop failure. It's time to get the pinball machine going again, so I need a new desktop.
I've pretty much decided I'm going to go ahead and get a 3570K and some Z77 board to go with it, but beyond that I'm having a hard time making a decision.
Which Z77 motherboard? Which roomy tower case? Which PSU? Which video card? In the past I've always used Nvidia and I had to use Nvidia for the pinball machine thanks to some compatibility issues with Radeon drivers, but for this one I can pick anything.
Is there any reason not to get an Intel 330 SSD?
I'd like to keep the computer itself to around $800, because I'd like to have some money left over for a couple of new monitors. I have 8GB of memory that can be reused and can wait on the video card(s) to help keep the initial cost down, but I'd like a PSU and mobo that can handle an SLI/Crossfire setup down the line.