I'm on my journey to making myself a gaming rig. I plan to spend about $1k so I decided to go with the i5 2500k.
That is how far I got to so far, and this is where my problem begins. I don't have much knowledge when it comes to building computers. I know a little, but that is not enough to build a system without reaching out a hand. So if you would help me get things going, I would really appreciate it. I will thank every single posts that contributes to my goal. Thank you!!
Right now, I'm on the stage for picking out a motherboard. I found 2 that looked good on newegg, and I need your help to see if these are good boards. Also, please point out if there are better boards out there that I missed.
Thank you everyone for replying to my questions! I thought I could thank the posts that were helpful to me but it seems like tomshardware doesn't have that function. After my build is complete, I will select the best answer.
I have a microcenter in my area and I plan on shopping there for black friday. They just released their black friday ad and I found some nice deals I could get.
Everything from #1 to #4 looks great to me. #5 might be an overkill for an i5 2500k system, right? If so, how is Antec 300 for $35 from bestbuy for my build?
They also have alot of SSD, Cooling fans, Water Cooling deals.
Do I need to get water cooling for my system?
Do I need to replace my factory cooling fans?
Does SSD help other than booting and starting up applications faster?
If mobo is 200 i5 is just right it 214 cpu and mobo should be around the same price something I learned long ago
Sometimes this is true but atm AsRock z68 extreme3 gen3 at 125$ is a fantastic pair to the i5 2500k. One of the best motherboards i have ever had with the only problem that it doesn't come with any bells or whistles, just the basics: the board, 2 sata cables, the backplate, a manual and dvd and an audio cable extension.