Trying to help a friend build a new gaming desktop. I have a old Dell XPS full tower case I picked up scrapping that should work out for him. So any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
approximate Purchase Date: ASAP by the end of October.
Budget Range: $850-920 at the moment.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Media streaming.
Parts Not Required: Monitor, RAM, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect & Amazon. Anything really.
Country: United States of America
SLI or Crossfire: In the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
CPU: Intel i5-3570k around $215 is the CPU that seems most likely!
MOBO: Want reliability + Performance. PCI 3.0 is a must!
RAM: He already picked up some 1866 8GB sticks I believe. So not needed.
GPU: Just bought a GTX 670, not needed anymore
PSU: What you think you can make work with this build. I was thinking around 700-750 would be the best future proof wattage. Not sure though.
Heatsink: Not a priority but something that works great would be a nice suggestion!
HDD: Already have one to give him though it's not the best. Cav blue 500gb. could I get a suggestion for one that is around 60-100 for gaming that works fine. Doesn't have to count towards the budget though.