So, as the titles says this is my first time building a gaming rig or any pc for that matter. I know pretty much how each part works but I don't really know any good combinations(like which cpu goes good with which gpu). So this is what I have so far for my 500$ rig.
CPU: Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz LGA 1155 65W
Cpu Cooler: Stock (I do plan on upgrading to the i5 2500k and overclocking so any good cpu coolers will do)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3P LGA 1155
Ram: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Graphics: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti ( I plan on running two of these in SLI later)
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner
Power Supply: N/A
The reason why I haven't put anything for the case is becuz while the cases I found did have good airflow they had terrible cable management. I also didn't put anything for the power supply becuz I don't want to get anything thats way more then I need. I'd appreciate if someone could review what I have so for and recommend some good stuff for the budget. Thnx in advance (Also nothing AMD please as I'm going for Intel only)
I'd shop at micro center if you have one close to you. I got that asrock z77 extreme3 for 50 some dollars and a 3750 for 169.99. Micro center has some good deals on motherboard/cpu bundles. Not to mention I got corsair vengeance 1600Mhz 8gig kit for 37.00 there to. dvd-rw sata drive was 17.50 after tax.