This will be my first time putting a complete system together from the case up, so I am a little nervous about finalizing my order on newegg. I am looking to spend between $700.00 and $750.00US after rebates; and I think that I have pieced together a pretty solid build. I don't need a keyboard, mouse, or monitor, and intend to primarily use the system to play WoW, SC2, and Diablo III. With all of this in mind, does my proposed build seem viable, and is it a reasonably sound "bang/buck" kit?
I do intend to attempt to unlock and OC the CPU after I have read up on it a bit more, and feel pretty confident in my abilities to pull it off. I also plan to crossfire another HD5770 in the future if I need more "Oomph," graphically speaking. Thanks in advance!
Oh wonderful, thanks for pointing that out! Should I then upgrade to a phenom ii x4 and scrap the HSF and OC? I found this combo which is $25.00 more than my old mobo/cpu combo, but if I don't need the HSF, it will save me a few dollars. Any recommendations?
With the great news that I can save a lot on the motherboard, I have decided to try to incorporate the phenom II x4 965 and not worry with OC, thus eliminating the cost of a HSF. I found a couple great combos for the EVO mobo and phenom ii x4 965, but I am having difficulty incorporating the gtx 460 GPU in without breaking my budget. Is it going to make enough of a difference over the HD5770 to warrant sacrificing my CPU speed? Thanks again for all of your input!