Hey all, thanks in advance for any help here!
So, I've been out of the PC gaming loop for quite a while now and I've finally got the cash to pony up and buy myself a real beast of a gaming desktop. (And before anyone suggests it, I have zero interest in a gaming laptop and I'm waiting to acquire any new consoles, so this is strictly about a Gaming Desktop.)
After much Google-fu I've settled on purchasing my new PC from NCIX. I'm Canadian so purchasing from an American company is out of the question due to our currently horrible dollar value so I mean to stay within my own country for purchasing.
The last time I bought a new PC I was cheap with my money and wound up disappointed at its abilities so now I'm trying to go all-out so that it'll keep up for the next few years. I have a very nice 24" screen at home already so that's not down here.
Here is what I've got planned as my purchase:Impact R2 Tier 2 www.ncix.com/article/impact-r2…
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC 1253MHZ 2GB 7.2GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 3xDisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x Seagate 2TB 3.5in SATA3 64MB Cache Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive SSHD for NCIX PC
1 x Intel Core i5 I5-4460 Haswell 3.2GHZ Processor LGA1150 6MB Cache Retail
1 x Please Use The Heatsink Included With My CPU
1 x ASUS B85M-G R2.0 mATX LGA1150 B85 DDR3 2PCI-E16 PCI -E SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit
1 x Corsair Obsidian 350D mATX Black Window Gaming Case 2X5.25 2X3.5 2X2.5 Front USB3.0 Audio No PSU
1 x Corsair CX Series CX500 500W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 120mm Fan
1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64Bit English DVD OEM for NCIX PC
1 x ASUS DRW-24F1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer Black
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Bitfenix BFA-ACL-30GK15-RP Alchemy LED Connect Lit Strip 30CM 15 LEDs - Green *OEM*
2 x Bitfenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-12025G-RP 120mm Green LED Case Fan 1200 RPM 56.22 CFM 18.9 dbA *OEM*
This build, including their assembly (since I have no clue how and would rather avoid doing it myself) and my few added mods, plus shipping, taxes and insurance will cost me just under $1500 CAD.
So, what do you all think? Will this adequately meet my Gaming needs? Am I getting ripped off? Am I going above the tech requirements I'd really need to game smoothly? Does anything stand out like it might not be beefy enough to keep up with other components? Thanks a bunch!
TL;DR I'm not very knowledgeable regarding computers and I'd just like some outside opinions as to whether or not this is a good buy for me as a gaming desktop.