Budget Range: 1200 - 1300 before rebates and shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Sim racing computer: mostly iracing, other sims such as race 07, rfactor 2, etc
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg I guess
Location: Alabama, no Microcenter near me to get a cpu cheap
Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, Asus or Asrock mobo
Overclocking: Maybe, later
SLI or Crossfire: not at this time, iracing currently doesn't support crossfire or sli
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080, I would like eventually go to 5760 x 1080 down the road, maybe in a year?
Additional Comments: I need help confirming some of the parts I have picked. I don't know much about memory or motherboards. I'm listing a 7850, but am also considering a gtx 670 or 7970 (the 7970 currently outperforms the gtx 670 in iracing) because of possible going to 3 screens. However, since that is a year down the road, I don't know if that would be a good idea since better graphics cards will probably be available then. Iracing is a processor heavy game which is why I want an i5 intel.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current HP has a E5300 processor, not worth upgrading to me.
The cpu is bundled with a Corsair H60. I thought if I wanted to overclock later it would be a better choice than an EVO 212 for just $30.00. I also don't know if Sapphire would be the best choice for the 7850? I've never built a pc before, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for the suggestions. I thought the H60 would be a better choice than the 212 Evo because it is water cooled. Any reason you went with a Gigabyte motherboard? I really don't know much about motherboards. I like how you was able to work the GTX 670 into the price range.