Approximate Purchase Date: Some time in the next couple of months.
Budget Range: about 720
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, using the internet
Parts Not Required: HDD, SSD, Monitor, keyboard, mouse.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Microcenter, and there is a microcenter store near me
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: my ideas are basically a 2500k, 180 from microcenter, and a 560ti. I realyl don't know too much about brands for most parts
Overclocking: I'd like to push my 2500k a little, but nothing insane
SLI or Crossfire: In the future I may SLI, but its a most likely not
Monitor Resolution: Probably 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I plan on playing arkham city (one reason to get a nvidia card, they come with it), and battlefield three.
One other large concern, and the thing that makes more flexible with price, is that I would like to to be easily upgradable. By this I mean I won't have to buy a new motherboard or PSU or case anytime soon. Mobo compatible with the ivy bridge chips etc etc.
not getting an hdd until prices go down, and I already have a samsung 64 gig boot ssd. Also SvrewySqril, which motherboard are you referring to, as I have not mentioned one. I was thinking the asrock Extreme 4 gen 3. I do think I will get that coolermaster though, so I can overclock. How much do you think I could overclock and still be stable with that.
That Power supply will put me way out of budget, and my RAM is already picked out. I was thinking about the ripjaws, and then i realized two things. First, ram doesn't get hot do I don't need big heatsinks, and second, many people say that ripjaws get in the way of CPU coolers, one of which I plan to get, so i decided to go with the g.skill sniper ram, which is more low profile. Do I really need a 750 Watt psu for two GTX 560 ti's in SLI? Because I am getting a good deal on a 650 watt PSU and my case. So good that I will jsut ditch the SLI and instead just upgrade my video card to one of the GTX 6XX's coming out in a year or so. well I guess i will do that anyway. Thanks for your input but i guess SLI is a no now that I have thought about it.
That motherboard looks good, do you know if it will support ivy bridge? also, I know that ripjaws is very good, and is very highly rated, but I have also heard that its large heatsisnks can get in the way of cpu coolers, so I have decided to with g.skill sniper ram, which is more low profile. If I can get 40 off for that motherboard at microcenter it would be great. Thanks a lot for your help guys, I think I might order some stuff from newegg. This stuff:
Rosewill Destroyer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It seems to have good cooling and good reviews
I think I will order those parts,and then the other things I will probably get at microcenter within the month. I may however wait until Christmas and then change my build around, because Illl have more money then, and parts will be better. Hmmm I can't decide.
And extreme3 gen3 supports PCIe 3.0
If you're somehow short on money,you can also get pro3 gen3 which is cheaper and light...
And i can recommend you get and gtx560(not ti) with 2 coolers and more stable brand/configuration and OC it for your use
I think I will go with the extreme 3 gen3, it looks very good, and is significantly cheaper than the extreme 4. I addition, Instead of dealing with a 560 and overclocking, ive decided to buy an already overclocked gtx560ti at a great price from a good brand. This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It looks pretty good to me, and very high frequencies. The only problem is I am leaning more and more towards building my rig after Christmas, so all this may be irrelevant. Some reasons for the postpone are: Thailand flooding means higher prices on hdds, ill have more money after Christmas, and prices will go down/ performance up by Christmas. Any reason not to wait, or should I just make a new topic when i am ready to build that one?