Hello I want to know if the build i have picked so far is good or if there are better deals I can find or if there is some reason I shouldn't get one of these parts I have listed below. Thanks for the advice
Approximate Purchase Date: this week or next week
Budget Range: 900-1000 after rebates and shipping and tax and everything
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming mostly
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com because i'm familiar with it but any trusted website is good
Location: southern california, usa
Parts Preferences: intel cpu
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my other computer is old and doesn't run most newer games
Looks pretty good but i will suggest a view changes, first before i start do you near a microcenter? ok lets get to this I would suggest upgrading the cpu to an i5 3570k and to get the asrock z77 pro3. that will add about 50$. Next,The cpu cooler isn't really nessesary but if you want it you can keep it. and finally i would go with this gpu instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . The reason i would go with that are the benchmarks, here take a look http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g.... Yes they are scattered but the lower the res the more the 7850 comes ahead but your choice
Ok because you live near a microcenter go with 3570k and asrock pro3 as it will be much cheaper, Edit: actually didn't see you linked to them lol. If you go with ivy bridge i would suggest z77 just because it is the newest i don't even think z75 will work with ivy, and that lil .3 ghz shouldn't make much of a diference but why not go with the 3570k ? more bragging rights
is ivy bridge actually better than sandy bridge? someone told me sandy bridge last longer, not sure though.
the 2500k is 3.3 ghz and is $30 less than 3570k which is 3.4 ghz so thats why it seems like a good deal.
also most people say the stock cpu fan sucks thats why i was getting the fan in the original post
no i will not OC but do you think the stock fan is good enough to last 5+ years without OC?
also, i want to know if ivy bridge is better than sandy bridge
the 3540 is $10 cheaper and 3.1 ghz the sandy bridge 2500k is 3.3 ghz , so which one should i get? the $10 really isnt too much of an issue