Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Disc Drive, CPU Cooler, Case, OS, PSU
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia
Overclocking: Yes. Not immediately, but as soon as I get a good handle on it. I've already read quite a few guides (here and elsewhere) and it seems it would be relatively painless to OC the i5 2500k to somewhere around 4Ghz.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Full HD.
Additional Comments: I already have the remaining parts I need to purchase mostly decided on. What I'm really looking for is reassurance that they are all compatible. However, if you do have a recommendation, either to save money at almost no hit to performance, or to increase performance at a reasonable price increase, then I'm all ears!
That being said, if you guys could let me know whether the parts I have, and have chosen to purchase, are compatible then I would REALLY appreciate it.
Edit: The current total for parts yet purchased is 719.96. I'm fine spending as much on the Mobo, GPU, and CPU as I am currently, but I'm REALLY hoping HDD prices will go back down at least a bit sometime before the month is out.
if you have ANY hard drive use that till prices come down then buy a new one and just clone them. there will be no problems doing that and you shouldnt have to reinstall ANYTHING.
if you can do that dont get the 560ti, especially since its the cheapest one on newegg. not bad per se but if its the best why is it the cheapest. Get a 570 or a 6950 2gb model. some can be flashed into a 6970 which would be better then the 570 for cheaper.
I, unfortunately, do not have a spare hard drive. The only hard drive I do have is in my current computer, and I'm giving my fiance the whole rig once my new one is put together >_< lol.
With that being said, I also, unfortunately, do not have the cash to drop on a 570. It's okay though, as the 560 ti will fit my needs just fine until Nvidia's new line comes out sometime next year. The only game I plan on playing for the next year or so is Star Wars the Old Republic.
Edit: This SSD is cheaper than the HDD I was planning on purchasing, and suits my needs a bit better actually, as it will load the only 2 items I currently plan to have on my new computer much quicker than an HDD, correct?