If you budget allows, get a Crucial M4 128GB
, and for storage get a Green low rpm drive like Western Digital Green Caviar, Hitachi 5k3000 or Samsung F4.
I have a 120GB Intel SSD that I can move in to the build. I'll switch the HDD to a Caviar Green. Thanks!
I hope you're not going to pay real money for an inferior power supply (I don't know how much that one costs in your locale).
What's wrong with the power supply?
Hi and welcome to SPCR. Things that would be helpful to know: your budget, monitor resolution, the games you want to play, and whether or not you want to turn all the effects up to maximum.
That said, the 560 Ti 448 is an older and power hungry card. The HD 7850 is slightly faster, uses half of the power while gaming and costs about the same. Here's
a review thread. MSI's Twin Frozr IV has potential for the quietest OEM solution of the cards so far.
The budget is as low as possible, I'm aiming for <$800. I plan on playing games on high-max settings at 1920x1080. I don't want to run Crysis or BF3 maxed out, but I will be playing stuff like The Witcher 2, Deus Ex, Diablo 3 and Skyrim. I don't mind having to adjust the settings to get a smooth framerate, but I don't want to play anything on low.
I chose the 560 because it was faster than the 7850 in benchmarks, cheaper and I have had issues with AMD cards in the past. I personally would rather go with nvidia.
I do have some reservations about the PSU. Do you have any other alternatives?
You would also need to swap out the stock Intel CPU cooler if you want a quiet computer. The Core i3 only dissipates very little heat, so you don't need a very big & expensive cooler. Something like an Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 would easily suffice. Or better yet, the Scythe Katana (3 or 4) or the Scythe Samurai ZZ.
Again, what's wrong with the power supply? I've seen lots of positive reviews for it, it's basically a rebranded Seasonic OEM.
I'll look into getting a cheap cooler. The Arctic Cooling one looks good.