So I am looking to build my first system. I have a budget around $1300. I will be using this for mostly gaming most specifically SW:TOR. Hoping to run on high graphics. Please let me know if I have come up with a build that is just compatible parts wise. All advice is welcome.
Date of Purchase: Somewhat soon
Budget: Around $1300
System Usage: Gaming mostly.
Parts Not Req.: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS
Pref. Sites: Newegg
Country: USA, New Hampshire
Parts Pref.: None
Overclocking: Maybe (not comfortable with that right now)
SLI/Crossfire: Maybe (see above)
Moni Res.: 1920X1080
Any particular reason that I should not consider the Asus M5A99X mobo and the Phenom II chipset?
If you're going AMD you want nothing less than the 990FX or 970. It will make your system more future proof as it will be able to accept newer CPUs in the long run (although I'm being told the next gen of AMD will be built around an entirely brand new slot to replace AM3+).
So Intel I think it will be. I took some time to read through a bunch of reviews seems people had issues with the out of the box heat sink and fan. Any reccomendations on a good aftermarket one to replace the OEM with?