Wanted to get some alternate build ideas before I order anything. I want a system I can overclock, onboard usb 3.0 on the mobo and I am set on the white rosewill thor case(fell in love with it my last build). Other than that am open to any suggestions. PC will be used purely for gaming
I have a CM 212+ cpu cooler on hand already along with monitor, os, keyboard and mouse.
Microcenter is a bit of a drive for me but willing to make the hike due to the savings on mobo/cpu combo deals.
Thanks to all who have responded, I just tossed a build together from the latest sales email from newegg last night as a starting point and have always had good alternative ideas from the tom's community in the past and appreciate the continued good feedback.
I know the case is a bit of a overkill but this was my last build I pieced together for a little under $1000 by picking up sweet deals over 6-9 months http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cndT
It was my 1st full size case I ever built in and I absolutely loved it, think I paid $120 for it then so $99 after mir has prompted me to start a new personal build. I used the build above for about 6-9 months but it was pretty overkill for me and I made about $200 when I sold it which made it easy to part with even tho I loved having a monster build.
I had figured most would point me to the Intel i5 k series, I am very aware it is hands down best cpu for gaming and overclocking but just wanted to toss the idea of a amd cpu due to the fact I've built mainly with the i5-2500k and i3-2100 in my last dozen or so builds. Is the new A10-5800K and a FM2 boards worth looking at? Haven't had time to read up on it and always like trying new things. Can always toss the cpu/mobo in another build and sell if I don't like it.
I might drop down to a corsair CX500 but the 750W modular gold rosewill seemed like a nice deal at $80 after mir and I like to have the option to xfire/sli down the road when building.
I have a crucial M4 128GB that I forgot I had bought a while back and planned on tossing it in my laptop but will more than likely use it in the current build for a boot drive and use the 500GB seagate for storage.
Thats just under $500 after MIR and then will more than likely make a trip to Microcenter soon and pick up a i5-3570k and either a ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 or ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 for $265 but will kick around the idea of a FX or Trinity cpu as well.