hi everyone i wanna ur view for this new rig, please if there any advice i have ears.
Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 23 inch LED LCD
NZXT Beta EVO
Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W
INTEL CORE I5 2400 3.1/6M
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
G.skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 v1.5 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Western Digital (WD) Caviar Black WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 1TB 64MB
Sony DRU-870S 24X DVD-RW
Everything looks good,But are you going for a P67 mobo?I mean you have a non "K" cpu ,so you cant overclock much(only raise the multi by 4 AFAIK) .You should go for some good h67/h61 mobo .It will save you a lot and you can get a better gpu?ram?
will you overclock i am guessing no that is why you should go with an h67 board. also do you want to sli because if you are sure that you will get a p67 board. if you dont and get a p67 board that would be a waste of money.
It is ok, but i would rather stay with P67 as H67 is just highly stripped down version of P67. It will limit you in future upgrades and can even impact performance.
Before Z68 chipset I would say it was ok to use it if you wanted use integrated GPU, but now its almost worthless when you have P67/Z68 choice.
All H67/P67/Z68 chipsets cost almost same +- few $$, but what makes board prices vary so much is quality of components used and added features.