I have the money and I'm planning on purchasing this weekend. Of course I have a few questions/concerns I would like some help on. I don't want to short myself on any parts but I also dont want to buy anything more than I will actually need. I'm not a huge gamer therefore I dont need to play at MAX settings. Other than that the computer will be used for the usual things with the the occasional video encoding to mp-4.
CPU: i5-2500k I would like the ability to OC but its not something I'm dying to do, or needing the extra power. So....would the 2500 be the better choice? It would save me a few dollars between these two and no need for a CPU cooler and the chance of a less expensive Mobo. MOBO: ASRock Z68 Again this is subject to change with the above recommendations. I will NOT sli/cfx.
RAM: 4GB G-Skill 1600 I'm happy with these as long as they work with the components.
GPU:MSI GTX 560ti Again happy here.
CASE:Antec 300 Illusion Only concerns here are obviously space and clearence on the GPU and CPU cooler.
COOLER: Hyper 212+ If needed
MONITOR: ASUS 23"
PSU:Corsair 650w. I'm concerned this may not be enough to continually have enough power, should I be looking at 750w? Also I want a modular or semi psu.
HDD: Spinpoint 1tb
DVD: Asus DVD/CD drive
I apologize about not having links but I cannot get to the Newegg/amazon while at work. (which are the two locations I will order from)
Last thing is how to go about get the combo deals on Newegg. I have never been able to match up any components, they always apply to things I dont need. Thanks for taking the time to look!
if you dont want to overclock then save yourself the cash and buy the i5 2400, , memory is fine but i suggest this 8GB of GSkill Ripjaws CAS7 for $65 with promo EMCKEHF32 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
that 650 is enough power as long as you dont plan on adding a secong graphics card and everything else looks fine
The antec illusion is clevely designed to be just big enough to fit pretty much any graphics card and cpu cooler. in the link below you can see it barely fitting dual 6950's (larger than a gtx 560ti) and a massive scythe mugen cpu cooler, with clearance for a side panel fan.
for combo deals, add a component to your cart and the next page will show a list of combo deals. the i5-2500k combos with almost 100 different items including 20 or so mobos, which includes an inexpensive asrock z68 pro3:
If you are uncertain about overclocking, its probably best to go the i5-2500k + p67/z68 route. if you decide that you will not overclock, you could switch to an i5-2400+h61 mobo and save roughly $60. i would skip the cpu cooler for now, and add it when you feel like overclocking. for a single psu, a corsair 650w is more than enough. A good 500w psu would do the trick.
Thanks for the quick responses! Thanks for the help on Newegg combos, that clears things up for me. Also that memory is a screaming deal that I won't pass up. Jack, which Mobo would you recommend then, sticking with the i5-2500k? Also I saw that the xfx 750 was discontinued on Newegg, or was there a newer model released? Originally that had been my PSU but then it was no longer offered. Thanks again, keep the suggestions coming.
Thanks genghis. The mobo has been my weakest point so I appreciate all the information you gave. The problem had been that most of the recommended motherboards had the option of SLI/CFx which I have no need for. I think after looking over all of those combos I'm going to go with the MSI P67. The price is perfect and the 3 year warranty is a big plus. I'm giving you the best answer, but I appreciate all of the other comments that got me to this point. Thanks everyone! Hopefully everything will go well and I won't be back asking more noobish questions .
help me sorting this out i wanna built a speedy & gaming PC...resolution 1920*1080 having graphic card AMD hd 6950 but can't decide d mother board & processor ....thinking for i5 2500k & p67 motherboard ...can u help with full recommendation...pl z