System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (skyrim, dayz, would like to build PC with long life)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade:
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: Intel (i've seen many builds with i5, and gtx660 i hear its a good combo)
Overclocking: Maybe in future when more experience
SLI or Crossfire: doesn't matter
Additional Comments: my laptop can quite keep up with anything and id like a gaming desktop would like to build if possible, i don't know much about components. i want something that will last and play future games.
thanks all looks like i wont be able to make a purchase till this summer 2013, but thanks for the help, will much change between now and then or is it expected that new hardware out that would better suit me?
i don't know much about mother boards but people keep suggesting ASROCK with a Z77 north bridge to go with an i5 3570k so im gonnna assume this is my best option for my money. i will prob use this combo if overclocking gives me more future proofing i know that gaming PC's don't last 5 years but is hoping for 3 or 4 if that's possible.
also is there an advantage to the gtx 660ti over the normal 660 like cooling, overclocking (if that can be done to graphics cards?), or performance
The 660 ti has more cuda cores and texture units, the rest is about the same.
It's noticed that the 660 ti overclocks better than the 660 non it(from several reviews).
But there's no point in recommending anything now.