My main questions are: What kind of games could this build run at a 1920x1080 resolution?
And generally how well could the build run them?
How far could I go with overclocking this CPU? I've heard very good things about the overclocking capabilities.
Thanks for the reply! I'm just wondering what's wrong with the PSU.
I forgot add a detail about the build. A lot of these parts I already have.
I already have the Video card, the case, the monitor and that's it. Basically, I'm converting from AMD to Intel.
The power supply I have now is a Raidmax 630Z or something like that. Its terrible and I have to use a molex adapter to get enough power to the graphics card. The reason I picked this power supply is because it has decent reviews and enough amps on the 12v rail.
I'm just anxious about how its all going to work together after the swap of parts.
It's a Diablotek. The brand is known for exploding PSU's (literally) Here's what you can look forward to if you get one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-pow...
Seriously, the PSU is the most overlooked part of the PC. When you get a car you don't get a 2 cylinder with 50HP do you? Of course not! It's what makes the car run! That said, you shouldn't get a V8 400HP engine if it's a soccer mom car either. Choose what's best for you.
Just a general idea. If we can get another member in here, they will agree that Diablotek is the worst thing you could stick in a computer. This isn't criticism directed against you so please don't take it like that. Just know that certain PSU's are not what they seem! It's impossible to know until you've worked with a few of them.
Well i was just trying to stay under the $450 mark when I bought the CPU, PSU, motherboard and RAM. That's what I am replacing in this computer build. I appreciate your help, though. I guess I'm just shocked.
So, here's what happened. I got some extra money after I send the Diablotek back for a refund. Got about $40 from that. Went to my local Fry's and bought a Corsair TX650 and a Corsair H60 watercooling kit. Everything is AWESOME. I've got a completely stable 5 Ghz overclock on the i5 2500K and everything works perfectly!
Thanks for pointing out the flaws with the Diablotek and pointing me in the right direction!