With this parts list below. Looking forward to playing Far Cry 3 and Bioshock Infinite. How do I finish this off with an Ivy bridge processor for $200 out the door. i3 i5 i7 best bang for the buck that will get me the speed I need.
BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version
2 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
i5-3570k or i5-3470 for gaming, those are the best cpus.
I think the raidmax psu might be the coup de grace for your system, replace that psu(if you didn't bought it already) for a decent one, from brands like antec,xfx,corsair,seasonic,fsp,etc.
There's an antec neo eco 620 for 50$ after promo code.
Gosh guys thanks for the quick replies.
I have had that PSU for about 2 years. I must of got lucky by the sounds of it. Every other pc I have built has an Antec PSU. If I remember I bought it because of how cheap it was at the time.
Anyone able to explain the difference in the 3570 and 3570K in less than 10 words?
The i5-3570k has a unlock multiplier, the i5-3570 has a the multiplier partially locked, it can be raised 4 bins higher than the maximum turbo frequency.
I rather get the unlocked or the i5-3470 which is cheaper.
Also the raidmax psu doesn't even have a 80 plus certification, it has a dual rail(not a good sign) with 20A and 17A.
If you see the eggxpert list the raidmax psus are in the lowest tier : http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx