Hey TH! You guys seem awesomely helpful! I am building my second computer soon and just need a final opinion on my build here. My budget is 1250 and i have constructed a build I think will work well. Let me know what you think!
Processor: i7 2600k
GPU: Evga Geforce GTX 480 1.5gb
RAM: Pareema 16gb 1333 2x8
Cooling: Hyper 212 Evo
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply: Seasonic 620W ATX12V/EPS12V
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5"
Mobo: ASrock z68 extreme3 gen3 ats lga1155
Optical drive: random $20 one
Thanks so much for helping me! Really appreciate your wise opinions.
Gtx 660ti or radeon 7870/7950 and for abit less the radeon 7850. They all perform better than or equal to a gtx 480,without it's obscene power requirements (one six pin and one eight pin connector on the psu)
I agree with the above; the OPs build was good but a bit of a mish-mash of older components. For the budget he has, he could get a much better, more modern build.
A couple of points:
I reckon a higher wattage PSU than the above should be used...for a GPU and a CPU which could potentially both be overclocked, you want some headroom.
That motherboard is not SLI-capable, so if the OP is thinking of a multi-GPU setup further down the road, he'd be better served with a 7950 or 7970 as the motherboard can Crossfire...also, if so, see previus point about a PSU and make sure that the wattage is capable of running multi-GPUs, or you'll end up needing to upgrade that later, too!