Building a pc can be tricky but with a price point around $700 you can build the same thing that I will be building. Nice for high end gaming and high end video editing. And if you need help getting started check out Chris’s Post, Computer From Scratch 101
So here is the build.
For my processor, I have chosen the Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge 3.7 GHz turbo boost quad core. Providing excellent speed and durability, it also comes equipped with an onboard graphics card if you are looking to save some money and not buy a dedicated card.
The Graphics Card
For the graphics card, I am using the Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 460 (fermi) 1GB DDR5. It is the earlier model of GTX 560 and is capable of running games on the mid-high settings.
For the RAM, I chose a reasonable priced 8GB DDR3 240 pin by G. Skill. I’m using the RipJaws series.
The Hard Drives
For the hard drives I chose a different path than most. To start, I used a 64GB Crucial SSD to use to boot into the OS and to keep my most played games on. For the second hard drive, I used a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green HDD to keep all other applications and files on.
The DVD Drive (optional but recommended)
For the DVD drive, I chose a fairly priced $22 lightscribe DVD burner from Lite-On.
And last but not least, The Power Supply
I chose a Diablotek UL series, 775Watt PSU. Which provides a little extra power for wiggle room when upgrading.
Thanks for taking the time to read, always remember to upgrade your power supply as upgrade your parts to prevent burnouts and power shortages.
Your base price point will increase as you add more components.