So, I've gotten sick and tired of playing Minecraft at a measly 250 FPS, and I'm now looking at building a nice shiny computer of doom.
I have a pretty good idea what I want, and a terrific knowledge base here at the MR forums, so I figure I'll run it by you guys so you can nitpick everything.
I'm linking to Newegg for info, but I'm open to buying from other stores if they have the same/similar product at a better price, or a better product Newegg doesn't offer.CPU
I'm pretty much set on the Intel i7-2600K
I figure dropping the extra 20 on the K version will make my life much easier if/when I decide to overclock.Motherboard
For the MoBo, I'm looking at the ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0)
I probably will not need more than two PCI-E slots. 2200 memory is a bit expensive, so the the 1866 speed is fine by me. There are plenty of SATA ports to go around, and the amount of USB 2.0 and 3.0 is pretty much in line with what I want. The UEFI BIOS replacement tech looks quite shiny, though I've heard of people having issues with it.
Performance aside, I like the aesthetics of the "thermal armor" whether or not it actually affects temperature.Memory
For now, I've decided on a dual channel set of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
I can always grab another two if I want moar memory, but 8GB seems like plenty. GPU(s)
I've already purchased one XFX Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
, and plan to grab another to run in Crossfire. Hypothetically, I have 30 days to return the one I already bought if you folks have a better alternative.PSU
Though my current setup would probably work fine on a 750W PSU, I'd prefer to play it safe and go for 850W or higher. I'm currently looking at this Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W
I like the modular cable design, as it lets me cut down on the amount of extraneous dangly bits I'd have to tuck behind the MoBo tray. The two 12V rails @30A should be just dandy. I'm not opposed to a single rail PSU, though. Hard Disks/SSDs
I am planning to use a 1TB 7200RPM HDD I already possess.
In addition, I'd like to buy an SSD for my OS and a few programs I'd like to load quickly and what not. Currently, I'm looking at this Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD 60GB
I don't really know enough about SSD's to knowledgeably compare them, so any input here would be great.Case
There are many shiny cases out there, and I'm currently looking at about five.
If you'd like to recommend one I have not posted, but you think is the best thing since sliced bread, here's what I'm interested in: a full ATX or EATX case with at least 3 5.25" drive slots, 4 3.5" HDD slots (and/or a 2.5" SSD slot,) and at least 6 expansion slots. A bottom mounted PSU and a rather large side fan with a grille/window are preferred.
I'm open to your suggestions, so post forth!