First of all, downgrade to an I5-2500k if you want to overclock or an I5-2500 if you don't. Your wireless card will allow you to use your router without a cable for internet. You probably only need a p-67 motherboard. Also, what type of games do you do? It would help me give you better advice.
Just wondering why it would be better to downgrade? also I would most likely be playing games like skyrim BF3 crysis 2 Batman Arkham City etc (all high demanding games), would I be able to play all these on max settings?. Also I am not really worried about the cost as I would be getting it for $1000.
Edit: If I do get the i5 2500k it would be cheaper, but how long would it last me? I hope to use this comp set up for at least 5 years. Would it become obsolete by then or would this processor still be valid for the next 5+ years?
-24x ASUS Dual Layer DVD burner
24x CD/DVD +RW /-RW drive
- Onboard 7.1 CH High Definition Audio
-Upgrade to ASUS Wireless Network
-ATX Midi Tower Case Black
* 600W Gaming PSU with 12cm Fan
* Front USB x 2 / HD Audio & Mic (probably model CM430)
All this would cost me only $902 does anyone know why I can get a better GPU and still have a lower price? I doubt it's a scam or something because they have a very high feedback score with 99.8% positive feedback.
also there is something in there listing that I was wondering "The Windows 7 icon of the the title image only means it's compatible with Windows 7"
does that mean only windows 7 will ever work? is that even possible to do?.
ITEMs to Order :
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w Transparent 12cm
ASRock Z68 Extreme4-Gen3 Z68 4xDDR3 3*PCIex16 GBL RAID DVI HDMI DS
G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(8GBXL)
Western Digital 500G SATA3 HDD Caviar Blue
Asus GTX 570 PCI-E 2.0 1280MB DDR5 2x Dual-Link DVI 1x mini HDMI Fan
Asus VE247H 23.6"Wide 2ms D-Sub DVI-D HDMI
Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA (SH-S223C-BL)
CoolerMaster RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF Advanced Black Case USB3.0
Corsair TX-850 V2 ATX Power Supply 140mm fan
Logitech G13 Advanced GameBoard
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM(Microsoft OEM Terms&condition apply)
Three Year On site warranty(for $0-$3000)Umart System Build Only
TOTAL : $$1972
The price shown are cash/cheque price only,all credit cards attract a extra charge,
The Price shown are system build price and installation charge are included,but any parts in the other(anything else) are not included
That still seems better to me. You have a quality PSU and a board that will support a second 570. You have a better monitor and quality KB and mouse. You have a three year warranty.
I wonder, I noticed that even after advice that the i7 was overkill, you still proceeded to pick another pc with the same processor. Is there a reason you are insistent on that processor ?
I can assure you that unless you are doing video editing or trying to run multiple apps allot, you will gain no benefit from spending $100+ on the i7 2600k vs. the i5 2500k. Your gaming experience would see no improvement.
I suggest a Asus or MSI mobo in the z68 chipset catagory. Asrock can be good, but recently there have been allot of reports of dead slots like ram slots and pci.e slots. Not that that will happen but the chances seem higher than with Asus or MSI. What if you thought it was fine and then a year or two down the road decided to sli or crossfire and your second pci.e slot was dead?
It is my opinion that in selecting this mobo it should also be a consideration of looking for pci.e 3.0 as this will increase the bandwidth on future graphics cards made to utilize the tech.
I would suggest the i5 2500k as a processor in any gaming build with the budget you seem to be working with. Even tho less would do. what ever less you may go , stick with quad core as some games seem to perform better with quad than dual, and that trend will probaply only continue.
As Proximon said, air cooling would really do you better,for corrosion reasons and for leakage possibility. water and electronix just don't mix imo.
I am an itt computer science graduate and hold an associates degree, by the way. I am new to these forums but don't let my ranking fool you.
Also, unless you plan on gaming on a screen larger than 22" you will be wasting your money on any gpu larger than 560 ti . A single gpu will let you max to ultimate settings on BF3. That is the most graphix intensive game on the market today.
If you are wanting to game on a larger screen then maybe go to a 570 or so.
Keep in mind that allot of guys simply arent happy unless they get the biggest and the best, and in the end have 3-4 times the money invested than they needed to achieve a goal that they already achieved a couple of grand ago. It is their preroggative to do so, but don't feel like it is necessary.
If you think you will be suited to the 560 ti then a descent psu of 600 watts will do, and if you think you might want to sli those then a little over 600 would be fine.
I have 1 system with an asus 550 ti and an i5 2500k both oc'd and I play BF3 on a 20" widescreen monitor 1600x900 with ultimate settings. Unless I got a larger monitor any larger gpu would be overkill. I have noticed that a larger monitor does not increase my gaming experience in the least. It only serves to give me a headache and would cost me a bundle for an inch or two more screen to see the same picture.