Approximate Purchase Date: The next few days. July 4th at the latest.
Budget Range: ~$600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Movies > music production/graphics design.
Parts Not Required: Mouse, speakers, monitor, keyboard, OS.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, newegg, any other online retailer available in the US!
Parts Preferences: Ideally I want an Intel CPU (i3 preferably).
Overclocking: Maybe (if I get an i5-2500k I will definitely consider OCing)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Not sure yet.
Additional Comments: I'll be using this computer to play a wide variety of games, such as, but not limited to Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, Skyrim, League of Legends, Witcher 2, Battlefield 3, GTA, and CS: GO. I also want to be able to use the computer to do graphics design and music production. I will also most likely get a Linux partition in addition to Windows for programming.
Is this build decent, and is everything compatible? Am I missing anything? And lastly, does anyone see any potential improvements? I actually ran a bit under my planned budget so I could spend a bit more !
I want to buy this computer ASAP, so your advice is appreciated!
thats decent. Try to stay on medium (it'll be like a console) and it will be quick
Alright thanks for the reply!
Would replacing the i3-2120 with an i5-2500k be worthwhile? I think it would still work with my mobo & setup (correct me if I'm wrong). Although I'm afraid my video card would bottleneck. Is that the case?
It would jack up the price to ~$620, but if it's worth it I would be willing to shell out more cash. I figure if I OC I'll need an aftermarket cooler, but initially I don't plan to.