Budget Range: $1000 (in Australian shops, which are generally more expensive than Newegg)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (latest games with at least medium settings), Some Transcoding
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: msy.com.au and other local shops
Country of Origin: Australia (NSW)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (will upgrade to 1920x1080 later)
Already have most of the build figured out, just a few parts that are annoying me which I need help with.
I will link to Newegg, because they have the best format (pictures, specifications and feedback), even though I won't be able to buy from there. If you are making recommendations, please also link to Newegg, because if it is a good product I won't mind hunting around for it locally. However, the price listed next to each item is the one that I will be buying it at.
Will the 2500 make much of a difference over the 2400 for my usage?
The 2400 is $15 cheaper. The 2500k is out of my range at the moment, so the only overclocking I will be able to do is the 4x multiplier change (maximum 3.8 Ghz with 4 cores), which I don't mind because overclocking is not important to me.
Overkill for the current build I know but its good having it if I ever upgrade to some crazy graphics card.
Main part that is annoying me. Following the recall and release of the B3 boards, stock is still quite low of most B3 motherboards.
I was leaning towards this one:
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) - $153 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Unfortunately, it is indefinitely out of stock in all of the local stores
I cannot find an equivalent board at a similar price locally, so I was thinking of dropping down to a H67 board if there is still no stock by next week. What is a good H67 board which is fairly cheap (under $130 on Newegg)?
Will pick up a keyboard & Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit ($99) at some point
Other than that, are there any bad items in my build or anything that might not be compatible?
Thanks for all help in advance