Hello I'm not sure if i have put this in the correct section, but i needed some help on my first build. I have a price limit of $1500(including Windows & so pretty much $1400). I plan on having it ready by June, so if any new components(such as Ivy Bridge or Nvidea 6xx series cards) come out i can include those in my build. Here are the components I have been thinking about:
-AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
-ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
-GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA
-ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI
-SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
-Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power Supply
This system would mostly be used for gaming and schoolwork. Other uses would be random internet browsing and things like that. At first i was thinking an i5 2500k, but when I saw this motherboard I just picked an AMD processor because the motherboard has PCIE 3.0 slots and two can be used in x16. I am rally planning on cross firing in the future so this was a huge plus.I do not a have a mechanical hard drive as I do not use a lot of storage and I would rather have the extra speed.
I am open to any suggestions as I am a complete noob at this.
For gaming, you will want a 2500k. It doesn't matter if a motherboard has PCIe 3.0 or not if you aren't going to get Ivy Bridge because Sandy doesn't. As for the dual x16, it really doesn't matter if it is x16/x16 or x8/x8 because the 7850 will not use the bandwidth, actually no card currently can.