For the past few days I've been browsing this forum, and various other pc tech forums, trying to put a computer together on paper. I wouldn't normally have made a thread for myself, except for the fact I have a few specific questions I need answered.
Firstly, I'm currently living in the States and getting ready to head back to England. I would like to know if buying my setup here and shipping it over would work. There is a voltage difference, but I have heard something about universal power supply units that work in both countries. Any clarity on the subject would be appreciated, as this could decide whether I buy here or at home.
I don't know much about overclocking at the moment, and I don't wish to mess around with it just yet, however I would like to have the option of doing so if I desired. I understand the items I have picked out so far capable of overclocking. My question is whether or not the capibility to overclock adds to the price of the equipment, and would it be more economical to buy parts that aren't if I'm not certain I want to take advantage of it.
My list is as follows:
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (or 5H)
CPU: I5 3570K
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 (can't decide between EVGA and Gigabyte)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
I would appreciate any help filling in the blanks/evaluating the build I have currently. My criteria is running GW2 as smoothly as possibly on the highest settings. Outside of that, I'm not a very heavy gamer and I mainly stick to RPG/MMORPGs.
The rest is really a matter of compatibility. What determines what kind of case I will need? Do I need to buy a cooling unit? If so, do you reccomend hydro cooling? Is buying a new monitor essential, or can I get by with my old (HP w19b) one until I'm home? And finally, in your opinion, is an SSD worth the money?
This is a rather daunting process, being my first good computer and all, and I appreciate any help you can offer.
Edited by Joppli, 21 November 2012 - 05:05 PM.