Need imput on this build, Open to any suggestions trying too get the most out of my 2,000 usd limit atm. I should be ok with 1 6950 at the moment, I do plan on picking up a second one in febuary. 95% gaming 5% web surfing, I will be gaming at 1920x1080 resolution.
drops about $43 bucks off these components. the only thing is the blue ray drive, I would not normally of picked it out, so not sure if this is good or not, also the motherboard seem's the same as the one I had yet it's not the same, the one I had is P8P67 which cost's a bit more.
Swapping this combo deal into the mix I get a grand total, tax's shipping and os, of just under $1,800. but not sure if it's worth it or not. how would this motherboard affect me over the more expensive model? I see this one only has 2 pci express slots which is ok with me as long as they run both at x16 or at least x16 and x8, anyone know?
I mean if it's nothing major I could notice in gaming with this set up, then it's worth the 100 bucks Less and the blue ray player as well.
Stay with the 2500K, it's the best performance for the price. I would say you don't need a full tower, a mid one would be just fine if you're only running a few HD's and 3.5 bays. These three are particularly well regarded ones: Antec 900, HAF 922, Lancool PC-K62.
DO NOT GET A H67 MOTHERBOARD! It runs slower than the P67 and does not allow for any overclocking. It also limits RAM speed to 1333. If you were going to get a H67, then you should get the 2500 (not the 2500K) and 1333 RAM, not 1600. The H67 is not meant for gamers. It also allows you to use the on-CPU graphics. You don't need that because you have a $300 video card...