Im looking to build my first gaming pc. My budget was originally 1500 but then blew out to 2000 and now im just a little over but thats ok. I've done quite a bit of research and this is what i have come up with. Would be great if you could leave me some feedback on improvements or problems i may come across.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: around 2k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web browsing
Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PCCASEGEAR
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
If your budget is ok at 2K than definitely stick with the 2600K, unless you want to invest another 400 in a few months for ivy Bridge.
The H60 cooler does not cool much better, if at all than the Hyper212 Evo. So jump to the H100 if you can.
Wait a week and buy the 7970 ATI card, it's considerably faster than the 580, at same price.
You picked out some great pieces, definitely future proofed your PC for a good year or 2.
Thanks everyone for your feedback, has had a significant influence to my final decision and the also the final price. Took some advice and switched to the crucial m4 ssd, after a bit more research it seems the way to go after alot of people had trouble with the Sandforce-based drives. Considering im primarily going to be gaming with some web-browsing and streaming on the side I went with the 2500k. As for the memory the g.skill 1600Mhz seems sufficient, stuck to the 16gb as its only an extra 50 bucks for the extra 8gb. Really happy as it is below 2000$ with postage
ASUS P8Z68-V Gen3 Motherboard $225.00
Intel Core i5 2500K $235.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $39.00
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 $99.00
NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Case Black $149.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS $109.00
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $239.00
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 $529.00
Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW $25.00
Corsair AX850 Gold Power Supply $245.00