I sold my old pc a while ago, so now i decided i'm going to build a new one. I searched around on newegg for a while and came up with this build. Feel free to reccomend a better psu or motherboard but i want to keep this at 800$.
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 CPU:Intel core i5 2500k RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB PSU: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM Case: Cooler master HAF 912 OS: Windows 7 64 bit CD Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD
I play at a resolution of 1920x 1080.
Just so you know, the H67 motherboards do not have overclocking abilities. You will need a P67 motherboard.
Also your i5-2500k is overpowered in comparison to your 6850 GPU. You'd be better off with an 15-2400 with a 6950 if possible. Unless of course you plan on adding a 2nd 6850 down the road.
Also APEX isn't a top tier brand for PSUs, I'd look at a more main stream brand for the PSU.
In addition your RAM doesn't have enough information to decide if it's the best possible. Whats the latency of it? Speed?
While the 5850 does perform better than the 6850, it's really only marginally.
But the plus side of the 6xxx series is the Crossfire scales MUCH better than the 5xxx series.
Best case scenario is a 6950
how could i fit the 6950 into my budget? btw, what actualy the benifits of overclocking and what are the risks?
Please get rid of the Apex PSU, recommend one from: Antec, OCZ, PC P&C, Silverstone, Corsair, or Enermax. Never skimp on the PSU, because if it burns out, the rest of your system can (and usually does) burn with it.