this set up comes to $842.90 before tax/shipping, 996.70 with tax and shipping
graphics card can wait two weeks til i get paid, plus its a z68 boards so i can run it without a card anyways.
i would like to cut cut costs as much as possible. the only component id like to keep if cutting is the mobo and 2500k they seem like a really great value and future proof.
ive done my research but id like comfirmation that everything will work together. thanks for help
im planing on gaming plus general use, i dont want to have to upgrade anytime soon, so im probs gonna buy expensive praphics card. it seemed hard to find a psu for that cheap with the reveiws. yes OD is SATA and the ram in standard 1600 cas 9 1.5v.
i have a fulltime job and no bills so im planning on a single high end card, i changed the psu to what ive been told is a more reliable but 650w psu. according to specs this willl run any card in a oc'd 2500k set up
single monitor,(well 1080p tv). im eyeing the high end nvidias like the 680 or 580, prolly overkill for my needs but i want this machine to last. should i wait till the other new nvidias come out or buy a radeon card.
4) A 550w psu will run any single gpu up to a GTX570, or even a GTX680 or 7970. If you ever want more than a GTX680, you are in an entirely different class of gaming.
I see little value in planning for more via sli.
Here is a corsair CX600 for a bit less: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
5) Hard drive prices are very high today. In time, they will come down.
Consider deferring the hard drive and build using a SSD for the os and some apps. A 60-80gb drive will hold the os and a handful of games. Prices should be around $1.25 per gb or so. I like Intel 520 series for the 5 year warranty, but Samsung 830 is good too. Look for rebates on Intel 320, There have been some big ones recently.
5) For a first build, I suggest you download and read, cover to cover the motherboard and case manuals.
This build is fine and I would buy the GTX 580 since the price has drop with the release of the GTX 680 if you have the cash for the latest and greatest I would go with the GTX 680 its more powerful and it consumes less power and emit's less heat. Just something to consider.