I must say that I am very excited to finally get off my arse and try to build a gaming pc since my tower is too outdated. Haven't tried this since I got out of high school in '05 and there's so many things out there it's overwhelming. I feel like a kid in a candy store not knowing where to start or what to pick!
Hopefully I won't be too much of a nuisance and a kind soul might help shed some light or guide me in the creation of this gaming pc(s). I'd like to build one for my bf and later on one for myself. He loves to play games when he has time and has been complaining non stop about his all in one touchscreen acer not being able to run any of them since it has an integrated intel graphics.
This computer will be used for heavy gaming (ie Battlefield 3, CoD MW3, Saints Row Third Row, Dead Island etc etc etc)
Next, it will be used to play & burn blu ray dvds. Curious on the whole 3D thing if that's possible with the right monitor since he's obsessed with that but I know little to nothing about that...
and lastly...umm...no actually that's about it. Heavy Gaming and Blu Ray/3D (if possible)
Things I wont need: Keyboard, Mouse, possibly speakers (not too sure), and possibly (big if here) a monitor.
At my work we also get a lot of electronics since we have a holding room for e-waste. Come across a dozen of towers and printers and more so maybe I can reuse some of those parts/piece?
2500k is the superior if you plan to overclock. if you don't want to overclock/save money get the i5 2400. The i5 2500 is just a waste of money.
The H61 board is the cheap motherboard with no perks. The H67 allows for quick sync I believe. The p67 board will let you overclock but can't use the integrated graphics. Finally, the z68 boards will let you do everything.