I am finally able to replace my old comp (built in 2003) and am looking for a well rounded gaming rig that can also do some music production. I would like to do some Over Clocking, but nothing too serious seeing as i want the rig to last a while and havent OC'ed much.
So without further Ado, here's what I've put got in mind so far:
CPU: Intel Core i5-760
CPU Cooling: Tuniq's Tower 120 Extreme
GPU: AMD HD 5770
Motherboard: GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R
Memory: Crucial 6GB kit (2GBx3), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
BluRay/DVD-R: Lite-On's iHES208
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TX
Case: ThermalTake Element V
Sound Card: M-Audio Audiophile 2496
OS: Windows 7 Home
Estimate Cost (before taxes and shipping): $1550
I am open to suggestions and/or advice on this build. Also, the budget is a bit flexible: however, I don't think I can push it much past $1800.
Seems a bit high for these parts. Are you buying in $US? If you are using Newegg, you will save money by taking advantage of combos. What are your favorite sources, and specifically, do you live near a Micro Center?
Off hand, the CPU does not match your motherboard/memory combination. Suggest you get LGA 1156 motherboard and dual channel, 4GB of memory. Probably do not need the horsepower of an i7-9xx chip.
Take the money you are saving and upgrade the GPU to GTX460, 1GB or better.