About a month ago I asked about buying a computer that would suit my needs [i.e. Blender being one of them :eyebrowlift: .] After learning that it was indeed cheaper to build my own, I decided the go in that direction. I first started off with (quite) limited amounts of hardware knowledge, I still want your opinions on the parts I’m looking at and to see if they are compatible. I’ve decided to buy the hardware this week and the next. Also as a note, this build is based on NVIDIA’s “mid-range monster” in one of their guides.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400K Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz $189.99*
PSU: Silverstone Strider Essentials Series 700 watt $69.99
RAM: (I haven’t picked any out… to me, for the most part… RAM is RAM)
HDD: (Haven’t picked any out either… any suggestions… 500GB would be adequate for now)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black 18x DVD-Pom 48x CD-Rom Sata DVD-Rom Drive Model Dvh-E818A7T/BLK/Gen -oem $18.99
Motherboard: EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR- LGA 115 Intel Z68 SATA 6GB/S USB 3.0
Intel Motherboard $149.99
OS: Windows 7 64-bit $99.99
Are there any compatibility issues? Any suggestions?