Here is my rig I want to put together any advice is welcomed.
I am more biased towards Intel and Nvidia. I already have mouse, keyboard and single monitor (25 inch at 1980x1080) plus speakers.
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz 6MB 4-Core S1155 Processor, 229$
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Z68 S1155 ATX Mainboard, 154$
Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler, 26$
GPU: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4) PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory Kit, 44$
Hard drive: WD RE4 1TB 7200RPM 64MB 3.5" SATA Hard Drive, 157$
DVD Burner: Samsung SH-222AL/RSBS 22X DVD-RW SATA Burner w/Lightscribe, 25$
GPU: eVGA GF GTX570 2.5GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card, 405$
Sound card: Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Sound Card, 50$
Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Gaming Case, Black - NO PSU, 151$
Power: Corsair Enthusiast TX750M 750 Watt Power Supply, 117$
Budget: approx $1500 CDN
I am planning on OC the CPU that is why I went with a cooler. I decided against dual cards to save money and with a single monitor I feel the 570 is enough. My main games are Civ 5 and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Should I go with a mid tower or full?
Should I consider the P67 mobo instead of Z68, what do I sacrifice?
Is 750 overkill?
1100t, 580, SSD and you will max everything... Enough said
If you built a rig for $1500 using an AMD processor I feel sorry for you. Jesus a 2500k is better than the six core. I hate to say it but it's true. That's why I'm moving to Intel. AMD are pretty much finished and I think they know it. I hope the focus on the APU's since that's where they can make their money.