Additional Comment:Will mostly be running mmo's: Rift, SWTOR, shogun 2, LOTRO etc. No really high graphic games. I do like to to multi-task while gaming with two monitors, and would love not to see a drop off in FR. I have no intention in ever using SLI, but i might over clock at some point.
1st question- Should i only get 4g instead of 8 and use that saved to upgrade something else...for example the 2500k?
2nd-is 600W enough for this build? i honestly wasn't sure on this as my last build had a hefty 850
I would love to run my games on high/very high and would be willing to pay up to 850-900 if my original build is lacking.
For that price you should be able to include the i5-2500k (which is needed if you want to overclock) and 8 gb of RAM. The speed and amount of RAM does not affect your processor or how much you can overclock it.
If you don't ever plan to SLi a 500W system is more than sufficient for most setups.
Thanks for the quick reply. yea i was kinda skeptical on that psu from the go, but honestly wasn't sure what range of power i was looking for. so 550W is more than enough if i go with the 2500k over clocked at some point? if so that will shave a few bucks off.
Brand doesn't really matter except for charging you extra for a fancy cooler and a factory overclock. The V2 are 80+ but it's still their bottom of the barrel (from a mediocre company in the first place).