Hey just wondering what you think of my build I am purchasing in a couple days. On a somewhat tight budget as I am a college student, but I have worked a lot in the past to get some extra dough.
Anyways will be using this for school/future job in econ/finance, play starcraft 2/cod:bo on ultra/highest settings while streaming my games and also listening to music, taking it to lans/having it connected to projectors and hdmi tvs etc....
Any other components / hardware / software recommendations are highly welcome!
What I like from this computer is the ability to upgrade cpu, gpu at later time, could add water cooling and more fans, and it's not top of the line but the best bang for my buck that I could find.
Already have a lg dvd drive and an audigy xfi xtreme music sound card, and getting new keyboard/mouse with the target / bb cards I got since mine have quite the finger gravy on them after a lot of years of usage, I have a couple of old school crt monitors, but looking to upgrade that at a later time.
(I doubt anyone is but)If anyone is looking for an xnavigator case, seagate~500gb hd, radeon x850 vid card, as rock 939 socket mb, 2gb of ram for very cheap just post up and we can get in contact
RAM - it's never been cheaper than it is now... so for ~$40 more - you can double up to 8GB... something that soon will be standard (and you'll be occupying only 2 slots if you get 8 now)
2nd is the motherboard - nothing wrong with it - however you want the i5-2500K - which is an ''overclocker"... so (if) you're planning to do more than just a mild overclock... you may want a motherboard better suited... like 1 level up like the P8P67... or the Gigabyte P67-UD3P
Hey thanks for the help guys, actually made my purchases before I saw your post gkay, but thanks for the tips anyways, I think I would probably have stuck with my build anyways from what I have been reading on other forums and benchmarks. And I guess the slightly higher price gives me slightly higher quality.... hopefully, and I really was debating the higher psu for days on end just for safety and the ability to add fans, drives, overclock, etc, and hopefully that will help me in the longer term, and people say that 4gb is the standard now, and I figure I can always stick a couple more in later if needed.