I compiled this list of components for a computer I wanted to build about 1 year ago, I did not get a chance to build it. Now I have the time and money to build it and I wanted to update this list. Could anybody tell me what I should upgrade?
Purchase date: next few months
OS: Yes, I do not want Windows 8
Preferences: Intel and Nvidia
Overclocking: Maybe, I would not overclock immediately
Additional Comments: I want something that I can easily add to later and upgrade. I also want 3d if it would not cost too much extra. And yes, I know that a few of these parts have been discontinued. This would be my first build.
Ok, first off don't get a 2500k or Z68 motherboard. Get a 3570k and Z77 motherboard. Over 1000w is way overkill for a psu, get a corsair 750W and it will handle any cards you want in Sli. yes, i would get a gtx 680 if it is in your budget..
Quite a bit under budget, but about the best price/performance you can get! it's really not worth spending that much on a computer system, even this build will play everything on high settings! Check out the GPU hierarchy chart here on toms, the GTX 660TI is on the same level as the GTX 580!! Once you get to the very high end, you always see diminishing returns on your money, the 660 Ti offers 90% the performance of the 670, for 75% of the price! You're much better off getting a solid mid-level system and then upgrading in a year! Within a few months, Intels Haswell will be out, on another new socket, so there will be no further CPU upgrades for the LGA 1155 platform. This build supports SLI, so it's about as "future-proof" as you can get right now! i would try a single 660Ti at first, and if you decide you really need more performance, then get another for SLI! But I wouldn't drop 3 grand on a system, when it will be outdated in a year anyway! You're better off spending less and ugrading more often!