i am about to build a new computer after owning a 5 year old pc. If anyone could tell me if this is compatible and if there is anything i should buy differently. when i built my last computer i thought i had to have the ram, cpu, mobo front side bus all had to match but now i dont know now.I will be using this for gaming and 3D art Modding and graphic designing when i start school.
i had a hell of a time trying to pick a mobo but it seemed like a lot of people recommended the ASRock cause of features but i don't know if its a gimmick. was thinking maybe go with a Asus bord or msi possibly. it seem people were saying that the gtx 580 wasn't much powerful then the gtx 570 and wasn't worth spending a few hundred more for it. im not sure what the Ti or Fermi means. i would like to push skyrim and games at ultra. And i wasn't sure if the i7 was much powerful then the i5 but for modding and graphic designing should i stick with the i7?
Budget around $1600 and if a few hundred more is fine, i will be playing off a 46" LCD TV possible bigger later on
Looks good. Might want to get the Coolermaster 212+ EVO I think its called for CPU cooling, its cheaper than the Zalman, and it works pretty good I have one on my AMD and it keeps it very cool thru the OC. Also, for 3d modeling and what not you may want to go with a 16 gb kit rather than 8 gb.
looks like a solid build, just helpped a friend build a system in that case and i was enjoyable
i know newegg doesnt specify on the product page of that case but is uses a usb 3.0 header for the front i/o 3.0 port so your going to want a motherboard with a 3.0 header on it for it to work (unless you want to go with an adapter but those are not always reliable)
im going to go ahead and get that asus GEN 3 bord looks really nice, does the GTX 570 have alot of pushing power for games like Skyrim, Metro 2033, BF3 and what not? is there any benefits that the i7 have over the i5?
asus board gen3 is good choice, gtx 570 will be fine playing BF3 on ultra, skyrim no prob, metro 2033 no prob. I7's benefit is hyperthreading which allows you to do 3d modeling and editing much better than the i5 which only has 4 cores and 4 threads, compared to the i7 2600k with 4 cores and 8 threads.