Few years ago u helped me alot with building my old pc, and i was really happy. Now i want a new build. I have about 1500$. I want this pc to be my Gaming Machine. Things that i want is a 1gb or bigger HDD, dvd or blueray, gaming case, and quuadcore cpu. Also, i think that i like Nvidia more than ATI? Is it wrong? Lets see how you will help me now
And yeah, my old heatsink is Thermalright Ultra-120. Btw, why i5, not i7?
i7 do nothing for gaming a 1000$ CPU wont provide bether performance then an i5 3570k at 250$.
i7 is for heavy multi threading like heavy video editing 3d rendering, zip-unziping file etc.
For desktop the i7 is more for professional use then recreation. Even if you had a 5000$ budget we'd still suggest you the i5-3570k
edit: first poster build is something you can rely on, the CPU cooler is a killer at the price (bought it for friend) and you can just buy an extra fan to make it even bether.
I had 670gtx sli and switched for 680gtx sli and well I can told you the 670gtx is an awsome card. The only reason I went for the 680gtx is due to compatibility problem. the extra 200$ do not worth it for an extra 5%-10%.
A SSD is a nice toy but if you prefer power over decreased loading time on a few game/OS go for the 670gtx sli. Over 100fps in BF3 with x16FAA is real good :-)
right now, either the sandisk extreme 120gb or the mushkin chronos deluxe is the cheapest and the best bang for the buck compared to the crucial m4. both the sandisk and the mushkin are the same in terms of speed since they use the same nand