I'm fairly new to this whole computer building thing, but I realize its definitely the way to go. I want to build a decent gaming machine so I did some research and picked out this build and I would greatly appreciate it if someone could look over each part for me to confirm that everything is compatible and that I'm really getting the most bang for my buck.
Budget range: up to 800 dollars, minus 100 for an OS
Approximate Purchase date: Not entirely sure yet. Still want to do more research and practice taking apart and putting together an old desktop first.
System usage: Gaming
Parts not required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers
Preferred website: newegg, although I may use tigerdirect or nci or amazon, depending on where I can get them cheapest.
Overclocking: Maybe but probably not, as I don't know how and I'm not a hardcore gamer anyways.
Sli or Crossfire: Maybe in the distant future, but not anytime soon.
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional comments: As I said, I need an OS, so that uses up 100 of my 800 dollars.
It is a decent build . But it is a little focused on processor power rather than graphics card which is going to determine image quality and frame rates in games .
Im about to head for work and dont have time to check prices but in general
ntel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) will have the same performance as the 2500K , cant be overclocked , but will probably save you $20
You can use 2 x2 gig of RAM and game performance wont be affected .
The Corsair case is personal taste , but it is expensive . Check the Antec 300 two , or HAF 912 pro and save another $20 or so
Drop the power supply to a 500 watt 80+ bronze rated unit
and those savings will probably mean you can afford a Radeon 7850 . That will be a huge gaming boost over the GTX 560
Ok thanks for the advice. I don't think I want to drop below 8 gb RAM though, because I intend to stream games and play music and basically do a lot of multitasking. But I'll look into a cheaper case and I found a slightly cheaper psu (only by 10 bucks, though) will this one do? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/raidmax-power-supply-rx530...
Also, if I go with the ivy bridge cpu, will I need a different motherboard, or will the one I have listed be fine?
The raidmax psu is poor quality . Only consider psu's with an 80+ bronze [ or better ] rating
Ive just realized I read the original price of your parts and not the discounted final price . Your psu and even the case make more sense now
Definitely go with Kelthics reccomendation for the 560 ti graphics card / Its a big step up for an extra $10