So I've been planning a new gaming rig for a few weeks and put together what I think is a decent setup. I was planning an Intel build around the i5 2500k chipset. I mapped the system out based on a lot of research in this site, so thank you for all the very helpful information everyone posts here every day. This will be my first build so I wanted to run what I came up with by my more experienced and learned board members.
I took a little trip to Micro Center today and thanks to a great processor/mobo deal they had going, I took the plunge. Armed with my IPad and their wireless network, I was able to negotiate price matches with Newegg. Here's the build, please let me know what you think may be any weak links.
I don't have any real concerns with this build other than I preferred to get the HIS 6870, but Micro Center was out of the GPU. The Gigabyte might be a bit long for the Storm Scout, but I haven't confirmed that yet.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Nothing has been opened yet, so I can always return and replace parts.
Timop - Thanks for the feedback. I did consider an AMD build based on the X4 955 chip, but based on an article that did a head-to-head comparison, I decided on the i5-2400k even though the cost was higher.
Why_Me - Are you recommending those two components over what I have (HD, PS and GPU)? If so, why?