I recently completed my first budget build for my aging mother and I am high with the prospects of building my own rig within the upcoming weeks. Currently, I am a college student with general multitasking needs, small amounts of python coding, and a few nights a week of raiding on WoW. I'm certainly not attempting to create the end-all, be-all of machines, but I would like to squeeze as much performance out of my budget as possible given my current needs. I would also like to leave some room for the addition of a second graphics card, in case my gaming needs increase, hence the 700W power supply I currently have selected. I also included a small 64 gig SSD because people have been giving rave reviews on how they boosted their system's performance. Is this a mistake? Still unsure about price/performance on this technology.
I would certainly appreciate if you all could take a look at my proposed parts selection here and give your informed inputs. I would also like to hear everyone's individual takes on whether or not it is worth holding off until March to purchase the i5-2500k and build around that, or if this current build will satisfy for less.
That Asus 790X/SB 750 is also on USB/SATA 2.0 so the Asrock 870Extreme3/SB 850 with native SATA 6GB/s solution and USB 3.0 via Marvell Controller is also geared to take full advantage of incoming tech/greatly enhanced transfer speeds ^^
Thanks, batuchka, for the timely response. Does it make any difference on your graphics card upgrade recommendation if I add that I will be doing most of my gaming at 1920x1200? What's your take at this res?
As per your advice, I have dropped the SSD from the list and upgraded the MoBo. Surprisingly enough, I just used that ASRock870 in my first build (and loved it)... I guess I was trying to cut costs in an area where I shouldn't have.