Hey, I made a build here I'd like you guys to check out and OK before I start purchasing. Let me know if there are better deals going on or if I picked incompatible parts. Thanks.
Approximate Purchase Date: 09/20/2012-10/04/2012
Budget Range: $800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: I need to get a new everything except for a PSU.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I prefer Newegg since it's tax free but I'll order from Amazon if the price difference out weighs the tax + shipping since I'm a Prime member.
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Parts Preferences: No real preferences other than Intel CPUs as long as the parts are reliable. I'd rather pay a couple dollars more for say a Western Digital than a Seagate to not deal with DOAs, returns, etc.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: My main games right now are Bethesda/Bioware RPGs, Saints Row the Third, and WoW. I'll probably be playing a lot of Black Ops 2 when it comes out. Aesthetics does matter a little bit so I'd rather have a nicer looking case than say the NZXT Gamma Classic.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I work far enough from home now that finding a cheap apartment with a roomie is about the same cost as the commute. I'll be staying at a second location five days a week so I'd like a budget PC to keep around.
That's all fine together. If there is any money left in kitty, it may be worth a bit of "shopping around" to see if you can get a good deal on a HD7870. There are some deals, around, and you could get one for $30 more. Worth it for the performance boost.
That sounds fine, motherboard is ok for that. If you want to overclock CPU, you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler, before you do, the stock cooler, supplid with CPU is not adequate for that. Something like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, is more than adequate for modest overclocking.
On OS, you only need to buy new one if you change motherboard.