My requirements are : It would be Budget workstation for my Home-office use, Lots of server softwares would be run including Oracle/MSSQL,
Personal: Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing software.( Lots of RAW photo analysis)
Games : Will not be running the lastest games; but would require contemporary games to run flawlessly( eg. GTA4, upcoming MAXPAYNE). I have console for games but PC gaming is totally different.
The following is my component List; I am confused on the Motherboards but have decided to stick to the Z68 boards as of now ; with so much variety have finalised the components as such: Also should I be relying on the stock HS config ( I would be a newbie to OC'ing, but would definately like to try it out.)
If any one can help with the MoBo config would be great. I will most probably placing my order this weekend and gunning for a build next weekend.
For PSU: Check out the deal on PC power and cooling silencer mark II 650W. $69.99 with the CC before $20 MIR.
For HSF: You do need an aftermarket HSF for overclocking, the one that comes with it is just not up to par.
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ~$30 - great performance, low price
Mobo: Also consider Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 $129.99 but if it had to be one of the ones listed, i would probably go for the last one
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - it has a good price and it got tom's award.
Graphis card: Check out a possibility to upgrade it to 6870, the price difference is so small, and the 6870 will perform much better at fullHD resolution