I'm thinking about building a pc, and I'd like some advice on what parts I should buy. I'm pretty sure I know what i'm doing, but I sure don't want to screw up and buy any parts that aren't compatible with each other. All I'm really looking to do with it is web-surf and play some games.
These are the parts I currently plan on getting: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
MB: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
I'd say if you are looking to save money you can drop your PSU down from the 650W to something closer to 500W because you aren't going to need much more than that with your build, but that being said you can probably find a 650W for not much more than the 500. Also I might look at upping your video card just a tad, possibly to the 660 Ti which I've seen getting lower and lower in price and would make your build be able to handle some games on a higher settings.
If you really want better advice you might want to throw out what you will be doing exactly, like I am trying to create a build now that will be able to handle Starcraft 2, WoW, and Crysis 3 on High/Ultra settings, and hopefully be able to run my Solidworks/MATLAB pretty well also.
Thanks for your help. Now I think I'll consider using a power supply at around 550W, but I'm not sure if I'll really need the 660Ti. The kinds of games I'll be looking to run on this are Far Cry 3, Planet Side 2, and Counter Strike. I know These games would run better on a higher end GPU, but I think I'm better off buying a cheaper one right now and upgrading in the future.
And thanks for showing me this parts picker website it really helps!