Hi all, I am new to Tom's Hardware and after reading other posts in this category for the past 3 hours I figured I would ask for some advise as well. I am in the very near future going to be building a new PC. I have one I built about 2 years ago, but it has long since been taken over by my wife and children. I am looking for a build that will get me great performance without killing my wallet. My budget is 2 grand and I pretty much need everything lol. Well everything except headphones as I have Logitech G35's. So if people here would give input on a fun powerful build I would greatly appreciate it. I will more than likely be buying all parts by this upcoming Friday so once I get home from working away from home, all parts will be there and I can have some fun building my rig. I really like what I read concerning the 2500k builds and I want to go Liquid Cooling this go round. Thanks in advance for all your recommendations. Mike
As I have said this is my prelimenary build sheet and anything can change given the proper advise. I also want to do some kind of liquid cooling setup for the CPU/GPU. Any and all advise on whether to go liquid vs massive air is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to look at my build list and for any advise you offer. Mike
Skip the sound card, integrated sound is more than good enough. If you have a Microcenter near you, you could probably get a deal on a P67/2500k combo that would be way cheaper than buying individually.
Skip the 460 and use the savings from the sound card delete to get either a 560Ti or 6950.