Hows it going toms hardware community after long hours of research i decided im going to build my own gaming computer. My initial goal is to build a new computer that i can get the most bang for my buck with.
Approximate Purchase Date:Within the next month.
Budget Range:$1000-$1200 (Im leaning more towards 1000 but im trying not to skimp i want this computer to run great but stay in my budget.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important:My main purpose for this new machine is to Game. I would like to be able to run star wars the old republic and diablo 3 on max settings. Also be able to run new games for atleast the next 2 years. I will also be doing alot of web browsing.
Parts Not Required: I already have the following-Mouse, Keyboard, And monitor. (Going to be using my tv as my monitor.)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I will be doing the bulk of my shopping for this build through newegg.
Country:Parts being assembled in the united states.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future i will but for now im going to stick with one GPU
Additional Comments: Here is the build i would like to have critiqued.
Deffinetly going to check out that MoBo as long as it can support what i need that will take a decent amount off of the end bill. Also the i5 is looking more in my price range then i can choose not to skimp so hard on the GPU. Also good suggestion on the hard drive deffinetly going to wait out the whole inflated market.
As suggested earlier, skip the i7 2600 and swap it out for the i5 2500k, especially if you're looking to overclock. Can't o/c the 2600, you'd have to jump to the 2600k. The main difference between the i7 and i5 is that the i7s have hyper-threading, and since you're mainly going to be gaming, it isn't necessary.
agree with striker 410. i just built myself pretty much the same thing in fact. 2500k extreme 4gen 3 with 212 evo cooler except used a 6970 and it maxes all of the games you listed smooth and hassle free
2nd on the low profile memory, have practically the same build (including the 212 evo), and I can't use one of my dimm slots because of the height of the vengeance memory, so if I wanted to upgrade to 16 Gigs, I would have to buy new memory
Swapped the mobo and the PSU with the suggestions given to me by stryker. I was checking out liquid cooling figuring that then i wouldnt have a problem with my memory standing to high, but that brings my build up a little to pricy for me. You guys also got to remember its a fresh platform so i also have to get an operating system which is right about at 100 for that. I should be ordering all my parts tonight ill keep this thread updated with pictures of my progress and what not.