Hi there, was hoping to get some advice on this build before I go ahead and buy incase I'm doing something stupid. I haven't built a PC before (family uses macs) so i'm very excited ^^. I've read this site a lot to help me educate myself and then pick the best parts so thank you.
Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow hopefully!
Budget Range: ~$2000 AUD, then will spend about $500 of peripherals
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, study, web surfing
Parts Not Required: I require all parts
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccasegear.com - from what I can gather it's the best Australian site for this
Parts Preferences: i5 2500K, parts capable of overclocking if I choose to try it out in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Not initially, but maybe in the future if I can afford it... probably not for at least a year.
1) I am not opting for a SSD at this stage because they just seem really expensive. I mainly will play sc2 and skyrim so i'm not sure how much it would benefit my anyway..
2) Also, I think that I would be better off with a P67 mobo but pccasegear doesnt seem to stock them :S.
3) I'm a bit concerned about whether I will have sufficient cooling as australia can be quite hot and the room which the computer will go in does not have air-conditioning .
Any comments/ advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Oh, also, I read a throw away comment on another forum about ASUS P8Z68-V Gen3 "not being very good". They didn't explain why or anything- anyone have any insight to whether this is accurate? as it worried me a bit, but not enough to take it out for now. THanks!
Unless you have a BIG budget for speakers you wont need the sound card . The mb's sound will be fine .
The PSU looks to be overkill for one graphics card so be sure you will crossfire . IMO its usually not an upgrade people make since by the time you want to upgrade there is a new generation of better graphics cards available anyway