I'm putting together a system so I can play upcoming games (Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2) well. These are my preliminary picks for the core parts (unlisted parts like hard drive will be recycled from previous system). I'm trying to stay under $500 for these main parts (CPU, motherboard, GPU, RAM, PSU, case). I'm not planning to overclock anything or add a 2nd GPU.
How does the setup look? Are there any glaring spots in the build that flat out won't work together, or cause performance bottlenecks? Is 500w sufficient for a power supply w/ this video card and CPU? Any optimization advice while staying within budget is welcomed. Thanks!
Thanks for asking-- I'll be recycling a Samsung hard drive (250gb/7200rpm/16mb cache). I really thought about getting an SSD but the prices right now are just too high to fit in my budget. It's something I definitely plan to look into for the future though.