Approximate Purchase Date: within the next couple weeks Budget Range: ~ $800 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Civ5 (and other less demanding games), video transcoding, datamining, general web/productivity/etc. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: i5-2500K, mid-tower case Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Would like to dual boot Windows 7 and Linux, no need for bling
I'm pretty settled on getting the i5-2500K. Open on Mobo/RAM/Graphics. Thoughts?
My point on Civ5 was that I don't play especially graphically demanding games (at least on PC). So my question is why would I spend $160 on a GPU I don't really need? I'd rather spend the money on the cooler overclocking my unlocked CPU.