Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better. Want to be built within the month. But willing to wait to save money or get better parts/deals.
Budget Range: $800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Slight Gaming(WoW), And possibly higher end PCU games in future. Parts Not Required: Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Walmart, Amazon. Walmart i get 10 precent discount and free shipping. Amazon has possible free shipping.
Country of Origin: United State
Overclocking: Maybe(possibly later)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1280X960 - ACER AL2216W
Additional Comments: Been reading a little on i5 2500k. And seem to be leaning that way for my situation. Play WoW, Music, Music/Photo Albums, Multiple Web Browsing. Run WoW satisfyingly(if thats a word) when running nothing else but cant seem to be able to play music and go on internet in background. So my thinking was to make a decent build and save the money from getting a Graphics Card, and using the intergrated graphics, and then buying the Graphics Card if needed.
But wait..... That's a lot of PSU. You don't need a $100 PSU for that build or needs
Is there numbers to judge running the integrated graphics of the i5 2500k.
For WoW? I doubt it.
The 2500K's integrated might be able to handle it at a really low resolution though. You also need H67/H61 or Z68 to run the integrated graphics. If you're going to run the integrated, you shouldn't even get the 2500K since H67 and H61 restrict the overclock.
I guess a good question would be for me how much is worth investing into gpu until its better to put the money else where. 800 limit and already 100 for Operating system. With the i5 2500k. And overall what motherboard should i shoot for.