Hi guys, I'm looking for a gaming build that is in the ~$800 range, it isn't a super hard budget but I would like to stay around there so I can be close to being under ~$1k with a new monitor.
Approximate Purchase Date: within the month
Budget Range: ~$800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, normal day to day use
Parts Not Required: No OS, speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor will come later...
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, but grouping on shipping would be optimal
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Bit more of an intel & nvidia fan, but it wouldn't be a total killer if I ended up getting increased performance for the price.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (down the road, so I would like a good enough card where I can just add a second one later to keep my PC gaming-able for the next 4+ years)
Additional Comments: I would really like this computer to be able to play games for at least the next 4 years or so. I am not against adding a second video card later or something of the similar nature to keep it up to par, but I don't really want to have to rebuild this again 2 years down the road.
Sorry for my lack of knowledge/research, I was previously going for a i5-750 build but it looks like the i5-2500k may now be the optimum? It has been years since I was in the game more and knowledgeable, so I appreciate all and any of your help. Thanks
Corsair 750w Modular PSU - Singular +12V rail @ 60A
Now I know this is a bit of an overkill but as you say, you will be using the computer for some years. 750w leaves room both for the power supply unit to degrade and for any future upgrades if wanted/needed.
Thank you for your assistance Omnisome. Just looking more into sandy bridge, it looks like those processors would be an extra ~$150-200. My question is would they truly be that much more powerful than the AMD core you suggested? If paying a bit more for the intel be likely to equate to another year or two without having to upgrade CPUs?