Hey everyone, I'm looking to build my first PC. The thing is, I have no experience with PCs but I have looked at a lot of how to videos and components to get a general idea of how to build one. I'm just looking for advice about the components that I think will work fine but in the end I need a more experienced view on what is good and what I should change. Here are the specs of the components I'm currently looking at.
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Power Supply: Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 — 80 PLUS Bronze Certified 650 Watt High Performance Power Supply
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Why the i7 over the i5? If your not going to be running highly threaded programs you could have the extra $100 and go with a 2500k. Also, the GTX 560Ti is fine, as two cards in SLi cheaper than the 560 is not worth the hassle.
Why the i7 over the i5? If your not going to be running highly threaded programs you could have the extra $100 and go with a 2500k.
To be honest I just figured the i7 would do better with gaming. But, as I am new to this, the i5 could probably preform just as well. I think you may have saved me from bottle-necking my build. But overall, do you think this would make a good gaming build?