ok will do on the graphics card. is there a notable difference in the 2 processors and motherboards or is it just a better deal? (first time building a computer)
The Sandy Bridge 2500K over clocks and that Ivy Bridge cpu I posted does not. The Ivy Bridge cpu supports native 3.0 USB and 1600Hz RAM though...that and over clocking with these 1155 boards doesn't make a noticeable difference in regards to gaming (FPS). Better off saving a few dollars with the newer 22nm Ivy Bridge tech and putting that money towards the video card.
ok and on the motherboard why the b75 over the z77? i would also like the future proof this so i can upgrade for a few years before needing to buy newer parts.
If you want to over clock then go with the Z77 board. If you want to leave open the option for dual vid cards later on then go with that Asrock z77 board. If you want to over clock but don't want the dual card option then look at the cheaper Asrock Z75 board or the Asrock Pro3 or Pro4. It all depends on what you want. Just remember your on a tight budget and when it comes to gaming it's all about FPS.
lol true true that the only thing that sucks. well what are the advantages of the dual video cards? ive heard that there not what you expect.
Your going to hear two different sides to that. Most people that plan on adding a second card never do for the fact that by the time they need it a newer better generation card is already out there. Now some peeps with larger budgets get two cards right from the get go. I would wait two weeks to see what the benchmarks are on that gtx 660 ti. It should run about even with the AMD 7950. If that's the case then that card is going to be an all around winner and will do you just fine.
ok lemme update the pcpart thing so you can see what i have so far.
ok heres the new build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dIQz i opted to go with the Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor considering i had the money left.