I'm in the process of gathering these parts for a build I'm going to do sometime late-January. With what I have, it's currently at $800 total price, which is right about where I want it.
I also would like to know how good this will be for playing games, editing, etc, and how long it should last. For example of games: Skyrim, BF3, COD, etc. How will the performance be?
Approximate Purchase Date: Now-End of January
Budget Range: ~100-130 for a mobo.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing, Everyday Use, Videos, Music
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Microcenter
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later
Monitor Resolution: I'm not sure. I'm using a 22" Vizio 1080p LCD HDTV, not a computer monitor.
Additional Comments: I already purchased some parts.
What I have:
Azza Helios 910 Midtower Case
-16gb GSkill RAM
-Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1TB HDD
-COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" 92mm CPU Cooler
-Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB DDR5 GPU
-HP 24x DVD/CD Writer
-Logitech 220 2.1 Speakers
What I'm getting:
Intel i5 2500k CPU
What I need help with:
I need a good motherboard to go along with this for a price range of $100-130. Would like to buy from Microcenter in Cambridge, MA if possible, as I'm going there for my CPU anyway and they have good prices. Will buy at newegg or tiger though.
I also need a good PSU that will run this system for hopefully around $60.