I am looking to construct a new pc for gaming, for a friend of mine who's current system is currently struggling with games, I doubt he is likely to upgrade for a while and is not computer hardware savvy, IE no overclocking, I have recently procured an i7 2600 (non K) that he can have so processor is not required, I also have 8gb of generic samsung ram, 1333mhz as well as a 320gb hardrive which I believe is adequate, however a small SSD for OS would be great.
my question is does XMP work on a non K cpu?, if so is it worth getting better ram?
I figure considering the likely use of a non stock cooler and whatnot, a case without a side window is preferred
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week
Budget Range: ( 900-1000) before rebates, after shipping (would prefer to buy in AUS)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, general menial tasks
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: intel cpu already procured, possibly leaning towards Nvidia GPU but more interested in best FPS/$
Overclocking: on the gpu if worthwhile
SLI or Crossfire: quite unlikely
Your Monitor Resolution: preferably 1920:1080
Additional Comments: I believe he plays games such as borderlands 2, hitman absolution, skyrim etc, would like to be able to push 60FPS @1080p at decent settings, also I wont be offended if I am informed my choice of anything is utter garbage, thats why im here
also CPL has a deal on an asus DCII for $245 and I was wondering if that was an option.