This guy is going to be used almost exclusively for playing GW2 and browsing the interwebs. I might get a Black Magic card down the line and do some live streaming with it. Just wondering if anyone had any comments or criticism for the build. I'm planning on OCing the 2500k. I was trying to stay under $600 dollars, but with the rebates, what I have listed, everything winds up at $751.77.
Approximate Purchase Date: Before October 1st
Budget Range: Trying to stay as close as possible to $600 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Strictly for Guild Wars 2, surfing the web, and possibly live streaming in the future.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: N/A New build
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tiger Direct, Amazon; I'm open to anyone with the best deal.
Location: Tampa, FL
Parts Preferences: Would like to stick with Intel i5-2500k, fairly content with the ASUS Mobo. Everything else I'm flexible with
Overclocking: Definitely OCing processor, in the air about touching the GPU
SLI or Crossfire: Would rather not.
Your Monitor Resolution: Capable of 1080
Additional Comments: As stated earlier; primarily building this to play GW2. I'd like to make sure I have a SSD for quick booting.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My MacBook can't handle live streaming or GW2.
Already ordered the case as I'm rather fond of it, I'm also planning to apply for one of the Newegg preferred accounts so I can get another $20 off (puts me at $731.77, effectively. Just pondering the rest of my selections. Just debating on the GPU. I was hoping I could get something similar in the $180's, but nothing seemed to be as good as the MSI card. I was shooting for something with a similar benchmark to the Radeon 7850, the 6950 came close for $30 less, but it's probably better to spend the little extra.
Good to go but I dont trust that OCZ SSD. They have been fairly unstable recently (except for the Vertex 4) Maybe get one from Crucial, Kingston or Samsung.
I know it's kind of greedy, but I was trying to get a 120/128GB SSD in the $80 range. My brother purchased a SanDisk one and it has been very good to him thus far. From what I've understood the Agility 4 is supposed to be much better than the Vertex 3 which I was initially going to get.
Sandisk is also a good brand, also check out Mushkin. They have some great SSDs up. If your fine with the failure rates, (which you might want to research more on) on OCZ SSDs, its okay to buy, I guess.