Due to time constraints, I have no plans of overclocking. Like my previous system, I this is a longevity based build which should last me a couple of years. I will be using it for graphics/video work and am interested in trying out PC gaming, once again.
$119.99 - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$144.99 - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
$46.99 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Hard Drive (SSD):
$124.99 - SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$16.99 - 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 Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
What I currently have:
Raidmax RX-630Z Smart Modular ATX Power Supply 630W
COOLER MASTER Elite 335 Upgraded RC-335U-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
2.0TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
1.0TB SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
0.5TB Western Digital WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 SATA
Looking forward to receiving some feedback. Thanks!
If you don't need the SSD drop it and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7850 - that will last a lot longer than the 6850. Use your 500GB hard drive as the main boot drive.
You also might want to replace that PSU - Raidmax makes truly awful power supplies and cases, I'll never recommend anyone buy them. You can certainly reuse your case, any hard drives, and optical drives you have - that will save you some money there.
throw that psu in the bin and get a quality 550watt psu if your not considering crossfire or sli, if its a gaming system ditch the ssd spend the extra on gpu and add a ssd later on down the track if and when u want/ have spare cash