System Usage: Gaming. I plan on playing the newest and best, such as BF3 and Skyrim.
Parts Not Required: OS, speakers, optical drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon, but open to others
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel and NVIDIA. G.Skill for RAM. That's about it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in the future)
Additional Comments: I would like a case/parts with lights, but if there is a problem with something I have and there's something better for around the same price/cheaper, I would consider it. I have a $50 gc to Amazon, so I would like to order at least one item from there, and I also have a Prime account there for shipping.
Save a $100 and get the i5 2500k if all you are going to be doing is gaming. Dont need the 2600K unless doing video editing and such....so save and put the extra $100 towards a better gpu or mobo. You could also move down to the 560ti @900mhz in sli and pretty much get the same performance as 570's in sli
so with the i5 you save $100
go down to 560ti's (asus 900 mhz model) &264 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
that drops your gpu card price down $75
so in total you would have 175 saved to put towards another 560ti and would get better performance. Also 160 for a keyboard sounds rediculous. Also your psu isnt even 80 plus bronze certified. That psu claims to be sli/cf ready but only has 1x6pin and 1x6+2 pin. You need 4 pcie connections for sli. Somebody correct me if im wrong. Look at this psu...more expensive but better in long run....non modular to if that matters http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If your going to sli 560 you should move around to the 800-850 psu since overclocking...might still be to high but nothing wrong with that in case you need the upgrade head space later on....
If you wanna stay with just one 570 then you should be goof between the 650/700 watt range....
like i said if u plan on overclocking cpu and gpu you should add extra wattage
I've had a G15 for probably 5, 6 years now, had to clean it a couple times and replace the USB cord when my son pulled it out the wrong way, but it still works. the logitech setpoint software is pretty crap, but the hardware is solid.
Probably what you're looking for is something along the lines of a Razer Arctosa, Logitech G110 or Microsoft Sidewinder, all in the 30-50 dollar range, so one of those would probably do you good.
Edit around 100 bucks is about the least i'd spend on a gaming case, you start to get too much plastic and pot metal below that.
I think I'm going to go with the Logitech G110. Can somebody recommend a mobo for me though? Since I'm going with the GTX 560i now, the plan is to eventually get a second to run in SLI. The board I have doesn't support SLI. I would prefer not to spend more than $150 on a mobo. Thanks.