System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mid-end Gaming, surfing the net, doing homework on it
Parts Not Required: Mouse. Possibly keyboard and monitor if compatibility will not be an issue. Will get Windows 7 64-bit.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (have had an account there for some time now and wanna get more rewards points from purchases)
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Able to fit in a mid-tower case. Hopefully putting all parts in case won't be cramped and there will be good air flow.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: At least 1280x1024. Not aiming for a big resolution.
Additional Comments: -I hope to use this PC to play some MMOs coming out in the future like TERA, Guild Wars II or Phantasy Star Online 2 under low-medium settings without worrying about overheating or slow-down issues if possible.
-Quiet PC is a plus.
I'm wondering if putting these parts together will work without problems.
Also wondering if I'm going overkill on some PC parts (like the mobo and CPU). I am fine with playing games on low to medium resolution as long as there are no issues about overheating or slowing down. I probably should get some fans in there but I do not know which. Should I stick with the i5 2500k or switch to i3 2100? Is the PSU also too much power? Well, this is what I came up with.
Don't skimp out on the PSU. The one that you selected is a great choice and a good price. I also agree with the previous posters in regards to getting the 6870 for your build. Most RAM in that motherboard will require you to remove the plastic part of the fan from the heatsink in order to install the RAM. Then once installed you can replace the plastic fan.