Hey guys! I have been working on putting together a custom build for a gaming pc for around $1000 for a couple days now. Here is what I've come up with (with links to the actual products on Amazon.com):
Really, I'd just like your feedback on whether this is a decent build for $1000. And yes, I know the memory is low but I'll be using steam and can re-download any game at any time with ease. Plus, I'd rather sacrifice quantity for better quality than vice-versa. Also, I'm not really looking to overclock anytime soon, so a cooling system isn't an issue. On that note, if your wondering why I bought the i7 2600k instead of 2600, the 2600k I found is cheaper than a 2600, so I just nabbed it (thank you Amazon). Feel free to critique my build, I want to be sure I'm doing the best I can before I order all this stuff!
PS: Is the Corsair 600watt power supply good enough to support all this?
Go with the i5 2500k instead. There is almost no performance difference btwn the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k. The performance is only seen in heavy threaded apps, which do NOT include games. I would go with the i5 2500k to save money and maybe go with the gtx570
This build will future proof you more with a board that can support SLI in the future and PCI 3.0 (If you use an Ivy Bridge chip), plus the PSU is able to support all of that plus 560 Ti SLI OC. You also get a 500GB HDD and an SSD.
If you're not going to overclock, then the i5 2400 is better for you than the i5 2500. The 2400 can perform on par with the i5 2500k if you don't overclock the i5. The performance difference is negligible
sorry man, missed your previous reply! no, I don't think I will overclock. And I'm definitely gonna check your build out! But as of right now, it seems that the current consensus is that I should stick with my current build but get an i5 2400 and ddr3 1600 ram sticks in place of 2133. Is that correct?