Approximate Purchase Date: 1st of November Budget Range: $800-$1200 Before Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, software dev,internet Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (Windows 7 Pro) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Not necessary Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (HANNS G)
Additional Comments: I used TH’s System Builder Marathon (both $1000 and $2000) as a starting point. I decided on an Intel i5 CPU and picked a case, main HD, PSU, and CD/DVD. Based on these decisions I need help picking a Motherboard, Video Card, CPU Cooler, Memory, and 2nd HD. Below are my base selections and my question selections. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
The G.Skill RAM is amazing value and awesome performance. The GTX 460 is also an extremely well valued card and plays anygame i have very well, GTX 470's aren't worth it IMO. The CM hyper 212 is a simply awesome cooler which can handle high clocks and at only 30 bucks. The PSU, you don't need a 750, the HX650 is a quality PSU that will even work perfect if you do decide to SLi or do some OC. The Spinpoint also seems better value and is a favourite at these forums.
I know that you have stated that SLi is not necessary but a second GTX 460 would give you stellar game performance, a 460 SLi can surpass a single GTX 480 and its cheaper too, but this is just and idea , you choice (it would bring the price up to $1206.81)
I hope this has been of some help to you shout if you need anything else.