Hello Tom's Hardware!
I'm a relatively new member here, but have been scouring the forums for a long time now. But to the point; my friend is planning to build a system to use for gaming and internet browsing and some other stuff. Nothing fancy like video editing etc. Here's a little build I put together for him. Any advice is appreciated!
Approximate Purchase Date: In a few months time (yes, I know, a bit too soon to be asking for advice)
Budget Range: 800-1000 (can go over a bit I guess)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, GW2, a few RTS's, nothing too GPU/CPU intensive), Internet Browsing, Schoolwork
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccasegear.com (if any aussies know some more sites, that would be great, we live in the Sydney region)
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Not for at least another year
SLI or Crossfire: Slight possibility, but I don't see this happening
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 (or something else)
Additional Comments: Quiet if possible
This is the build i've put together for him so far, feel free to suggest changes etc:
The thing is, the i5 2500k without any overclocking is already good enough. Is it better to just get the cooler now and install it so when he DOES want to OC, he doesn't have to rip the computer apart and install it? Or perhaps by the time the 2500k goes old he can upgrade?