System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (D3 mainly), Graphic Design, Programing
Parts Not Required.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Tower
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon
Parts Preferences: Bang for Buck
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: One week left so I wanted to double check before purchase. My desktop is not going to be near router so I definitely need a PCI wireless card... Not really sure what to get here. I chose not to get a HDD just yet since I put windows 8 on my htpc with a 500gb drive and with everything installed I am only using 60 gb. A lot of my stuff is stored in the cloud and I have externals full of music. I plan to add one later, but as part of the build it won't be in the budget.
Also, I noticed most of the 7850's are a little more expensive then this HIS one.. Should I purchase now for the savings? Thanks.
Get a z77 board, same model effectively, just has PCI-e 3.0 and thunderbolt. At this point I might wait for Ivy Bridge as opposed to buying a sandy, it's so close. A 120gb SSD is not enough, get another drive to run in tandem with it. I suggest the Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb. The Hyper 212 is somewhat loud too, but is still bang for the buck and is a good OC candidate. Case choice is great, I love the 650d.
I thought it did support PCI-e 3.0. Not really concerned with thunderbolt. I'm not waiting for Ivy in June didn't you read I was buying this next week? Also any help on the wireless PCI card would be great.
The HDD is definitely not an issue I said I was upgrading that later and I did not even mention a case...