I am looking to build my first Gaming PC for under $1300 including shipping, OS and taxes (12% I live in BC, Canada). I don't need any peripherals or a monitor. I want to be playing games like SC2, Skyrim (when it is out), and various FPSes at 1080p at max or close to max. I have no intention on overclocking and I hope to purchase it at the end of June. Does this look like a good combination? Any recommendations?
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
I have a friend with that Mobo and he has issues with the computer sleeping and occassionally with startup, but he is still pretty pleased with it. I also Chose a 750watt PSU over a 650watt one because I might throw a second 6950 in it in the future.