System Usage from Most to Least Important: Browsing web, gaming, movies, general pc work
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, or another reliable US site
Parts Preferences: doesnt matter, would prefer 22-23" monitor tho
Overclocking: Yes a little
SLI or Crossfire: in the future yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Hey, first time builder here and I have been doing research for about a month now to pick some decent parts for this build. Please let me know what you think and I welcome all advice no matter what you say. Thank you for the help.
Cost: roughly 1060, willing to go a little higher.
So this is the build I am contemplating buying this week. I have done a little research and this is what I have came up with. Some things can be based on combos or deals could change it but I would like opinions on this build. Let me know any problems or bottlenecks you might see. Thank you
Everything is fine, except if you're going to overclock (which you should), you should get 2500k instead of the ivy bridge. Ivy Bridge is slightly better at stock, but overclocks less well. Ivy Bridge is basically not that good an upgrade for desktop computer. The huge upgrade is on the integrated graphics... so you could save on that, either add an SSD or get two hard drives and put them in RAID 0, or return your GPU and get a better one like 7870, or even 7950.
To the cooler comment, does it really change that much between the 2 coolers???
I will be looking to buy an SSD later hopefully once they drop in price some and I know nothing about the raid 0 stuff you are talking about.