Hey guys !
I'm about to build my very first gaming pc soon. So start it off, i'll tell you the components i'm gonna buy:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
GPU: MSi R7970 Lightning
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
PSU: Be-Quiet Pure Power L8 630W
Motherboard: Most likely Maximus V Gene
Harddrive: Corsair SSD Force Series GT 120GB
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
Budget: 8500 SEK = around $1220
Budget only includes the PC itself. Everything else (mouse, keyboard, screen etc) i already have.
Main uses of intended build: Gaming, music production, little video rendering.
Monitor resolution: 1600x1050
I need some advice on the motherboard mostly. Everything else pretty sure i'm going to buy. Ofc you may comment on my other components. All help is appreciated!
This build, as some may notice, is for gaming purposes mostly but ofc i'll be doing other normal day to day stuff as well.
I also produce music, and was thinking the soundcard on this would do me good and some video rendering but nothing 3D-ish. Just some After Effects for my tracks.
I wanna stay within the mobo's price range which is about $210 here in Sweden. I'm quite satisfied with comparing to what i'm getting in return.
Also, i've posted about my rig on other forums but no one has really leaned towards the Maximus V Gene. Decided to go the forums where other people have the Maximus mobo's and see what they think so i'm already thankful for all your comments!
Hopefully i'll get some valuable information from you guys.
Thank you in advance! Looking forward to your responses!
What's wrong with having a mATX? Is my build okay for that? Or do I have to get ATX?
If i do have to, i was thinking either GA-Z77X-UP4 TH or Asus Sabertooth Z77. What do you think?