Hey guys, this is my first post here. I'm building a gaming computer and this is what I have so far.
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Intel i7 2600K
MSI GTX 560 Ti OC
G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Intel 320 Series 120GB
Lite On DVD Burner
Corsair TX650 V2
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Cooler Master Storm Scout
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
My only concerns right now:
- Drop the i7 2600K for the i5 2500K since I mostly will be using the computer for gaming? Does streaming change anything?
- Drop the Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 for the P67 Extreme4? I really don't think I need the Z68 chipset; I just want it. -_-;;
- I don't feel right about the PSU. At all. I think it's mostly because I know so little about them and don't want to make a poor decision.
Are you planning on SLI in the near future if so you might want to think about increasing the power supply , maybe 750w , it is always better to have more than not enough. If you drop down to the 2500 k then you can put the extra money into the psu. If there is any left over you can double your ram to 16 gb , the only reason I say that is because ram is extremely cheap right now and it would be a good time to take advantage of it.
I've decided to go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard and the Corsair TX750 V2 for my PSU.
SLI is something I'm considering for the future. Either I'll replace the GTX 650 Ti with a whole new card in the future, replace it with a pair of cards in the future, or in the near future simply add another GTX 560 Ti.
With those two changes, will that make this build viable? Or am I missing anything else?
Well you can Drop and Processor and use that money 2500K is on per with 2600K only HT is missing which some people disable when OCing.
use that money for an SSD fir the boot Drive or Save it for Games. or a good audio card like Xonar DX \ D2X