I'm looking for a gaming build that is roughly in the $1300-$1500 range. I was wondering if you guys could piece me a system together from Microcenter. I'm really not looking to order anything online when I can just drive to get the components. I know it's a tall order, but I've been skimming the forums and it seems you are all kind folk.
When it comes to the parts, I'm very partial to the Intel 2500k. As far as the gpu goes, I'm Nvidia all the way. Maybe something like a 570 or something on par. I'm not really looking to SLI at all, so the motherboard can be more simple. Anyway, thanks so much for your time. I'd really appreciate any help that I can get.
P.S. I don't need a Moniter/Keyboard/Mouse or any other peripherals.
I think MC has a special running currently, i5-2500K with an Asus P8P67 (plain not Pro).
You have to check availability and participation at your local MC. As for the rest, you would be saving money shopping at newegg. Now, if you want to pay taxes on everything I have no issue with that, it's a worthy sentiment. But you need to understand that you will probably end up paying a bit more, even with the good bundle deal.
Your memory needs to be DDR3 2x4GB 1333Mhz or higher, CL9 or higher. "Higher" is not really "better" usually, but given the same price you would choose higher.
I prefer WD drives for reliability. Caviar Black 1TB is fine.
Thanks for your response! I'm definitely aware I'll be spending a bit more on tax, but I like the concept of being able to drive up and get it all in one bundle. The fact I don't have to wait is worth it to me.
I think more than anything, I need a layout of quality parts. I'm definitely wanting to buy quality components, I'm just not all the wiser on the subject. =(
Edit: Skimming over the list of parts in your sig!
You'll notice the PRO board supports two (2) PCI-E slots at x8 / x8 (other board does not), the pack out for the PRO contains, more SATA cables, a USB break-out bracket, a CrossFire bridge cable, and the handy "Q" connectors for front panel wire hook-ups. And, has better heat sinks to cool the on-board chip set.
Thanks for the info! I'm studying details of the components that I've selected and would have never caught the HDD that zooted pointed out. I'm still not absolutely sure what I'm doing as far as Microcenter is concerned. I'm getting in touch with a tech acquaintance/old friend. I really appreciate the help from all of you! Keep it coming if you have anymore advice!