Im planning a new system that i plan on ordering and building soon, but its been a long time since i've built a system and i wanted to run it by you guys and make sure i have everything in check. It will be used mostly for every day use but i do want to run bf3 and a few other games (knowing its not the gaming machine out there). Right now im about where im comfortable spending.
heres what i have lined up:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 //Im pretty set on this. Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) //good reviews and good price. Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard //i know p67 is older, but it still fits my needs while supporting the i5. PS: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 //i like the modular design and price+reviews. Case: Antec 300 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" //want to keep it 7200rpm without breaking the bank. video card: ATI radeon HD 5850 //got this card for 120. too good of a deal to pass up so i went with it.
Things not needed: win7, mon, key and mouse.
Basically i'm asking what other things am i gonna need. small things, big things, whatever. Any feedback is appreciated!
thanks for the input! I mainly chose the 2500 over the 2500k because i dont really plan to overclock, but now that i think about it, that sounds nice just as an option. I'll definitely add the hsf to the list as well as that motherboard.