Then a case whenever I need one. I'm also planning on buying 2x 40gb SSD from best buy and Raid-0 them to install OS and games, and currently have a 2TB WD external HDD.
My main question is, is it worth it to go for the i7-2600k over the i5-2500k? Much more expensive for a little bit better? Also if anyone has any suggestions on substitutes please let me know, I haven't built a PC in quite a few years so I'm not up to date especially on the GPU's.
overall,. it looks pretty good, except the 460 SE (which is a crippled 460, and plays out more like a 455. Its *barely* adequate for 1920x1080, but you're better off paying the extra $30 for a HD 6850 or a real GTX 460
Do you recommend any certain one? I see so many different makers.
They are all about the same. Ive had numerous different brand cards, and rarely have had problems. Ive had lots of Sapphire(ATI) branded cards, and never had a problem.
Just read up on the cooler designs (reviews), some brands are better than others. Noise, cooling etc...
For gaming...the 2600k is not needed. Other than MS flight simulator I can't think of any other games that utilize hyper threading. As for that mobo you chose...it's a good one, but not for dual vid cards for the fact it won't run two cards @ 8x & 8x. For a two vid card set up you want a board that has two pci-e slots @ 16x. Take a look at this set up down below.
Excellent! That's what I was leaning towards going with the 2500k over the 2600k. And as far as the combo goes with the cpu/gpu that's a heck of a deal! I was gonna end up going with a 6870 over a 6850 for only $20 more!
I don't plan on OC'ing right off the bat but I might a little ways down the road.
Question, should I go with an extra heatsink over the CPU stock if I don't plan on overclocking?