Hi, I would like to get some expert opinions on my build. I am a first time builder and I would like to know if any of the parts are bad, is there better parts available for same or cheaper price, or something along those lines.
To cut down on the cost I would go with a GTX 670 since you get almost the same performance with it when compared head to head in the same games.
You can go with a 650w psu and a less expensive MB even though the Asus Sabertooth is a nice board if your looking to cut cost you can get a cheaper board.
The Ide connector has been all but phased out with everything being Sata now. unless you have some old hard drives or dvd drives that use the Ide connection you don't need it and I don't really see any MBs with it now anyway.
The GTX 670's are rocking as far as I know and I haven't heard anything bad about them.
While it'a true that games don't take advantage of hyperthreading and will only use maybe 4 cores max , the computer will take advantage of the hyperthreading with the processes that are active when you are gaming. The computer will use the extra cores to run those other processes and you won't have the game affected by the lack of qavailable cores. I have the 980x which is a 6 core with hyperthreading and with the resource monitor up on a second screen while gaming I can see that the computer is using more than 4 cores and that's because there are other processes running in the background which the OS is using cores to run so unless you shut down all of the other active processes the computer is using resources for them.
They tried to replace it with the 990x but for some reason it's not the same and then they came out with a 980 and a locked multiplier and that's just a waste. I hope this thing lasts a long time because I don't know what I would do if it died.