Hey guys, first time posting here as well as first time building a gaming rig; just wanted to get your thoughts or advice on any of the parts that I plan on purchasing. I plan on slightly overclocking my CPU, and I plan on playing GW2 on release.
I agree with iendigma. Get the i5 3570k, and go with a cheaper case (Not too cheap offcourse.) Then you can get a better video card. Your chosen PSU is great. And you could also get for example a 1TB -1.5TB harddrive if you don't need alot of space. I'm not so sure about the MOBO. I don't like ASrock. I'd say you go with ASUS, for example their p8z77 series are great. Not having a good time with my new Gigabyte motherboard though.... I don't know about MSI. But overall I say your system is great! Have fun building!
- CPU 3570K (may still have $190 combo with that Extreme4)
- get a cavair black (green is too slow) or spinpoint F3
- get what you can with free shipping from Newegg unless they collect tax from the state you're in
- take the savings and get a much better GPU
I'd say get an 3570k to replace the 2700k as the 2700k doesn't provide much more power in terms of gaming and the 3570k cost a bit less.
And to be honest, if your going to be strictly gaming and browsing without any video editing or photo editing, I'd recommend going for a cheaper AMD processor as Intel i5 and i7 only show minor increases(3% or so) in performance compared to the much cheaper AMD processors but that is IF your going to be playing at 1080p. At lower resolutions like 1680x1050 Intel blows AMD out of the water.
Get a better video card than the 480 -- it's older technology and you won't see as good of performance as if you bought say a GTX 560ti with 448 cores. I'd say take out money from your Case and PSU and purchase a GTX 570 at around 280$.
Although the 750w is a good power supply, you won't need that much power if your going to run a single-GPU system. I'd say get around a very reliable 650w PSU.