Hey guys, planning second build after i gave my current build away to my Dad. My budget for this build is $650-$750. I am actually planning on buying today before 2 o clock preferably from newegg so i can get these parts by friday (hopefully) as i need the PC ASAP. It will be used for some gaming (mainly skyrim and WoW), schoolwork, emails, and other simple tasks so nothing too fancy but something powerful. I made a build in newegg and wanted you guys' opinion on it. any help appreciated. note i already own a 500gb hdd so i do not need to purchase one. only wish i didnt need the monitor or else i could afford a better build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... better/cheaper power supply. If you do not have an aftermarket GPU then you really dont need anything over 300W, but I am assuming you will get one down the line, and it is better to buy one PS than a cheap one now and a good one later. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... high profile heatsinks are entirely unnecessary and tend to mess with aftermarket coolers. This is the same stuff, but lower cost and without that monstrosity of a heat-sink.
heatsink is entirely unnecessary. The stock heat-sink is quite quiet, and very effective at cooling stock speeds (especially as you cannot OC on your processor). Not saying they are not quieter, or more effective than stock, just unnecessary and the money should be spent on a faster processor, or save it for an aftermarket GPU down the line.
You can get a 2500K for the same price at microcenter if you happen to have one near by
I don't know about the PSU he recommended but his point about getting the right one now and not having to upgrade later is right on. Get a quality PSU with an overkill amount of power so you can SLI later if you want to. 600-650 watts would be nice. You could easily work with less but that might limit your options later on.
His comment about the heat sink is one that I was thinking while I was reading your post, however I would still recommend you get it but with just one difference:
Get the i5 2500k. Its 35 bucks more, that's nothing. Your CPU is like the brain of your computer so don't scrimp there. This one has .5 GHz faster clock cycle plus .6 GHz faster turbo mode. It has a better graphic chip in the CPU and it is unlocked so you have lots of room to increase it's performance later on down the road especially with that aftermarket heatsink.