Hey Guys, wanna make a new build which will last me a good few years. I know most of you guys use dollars but everything is a bit more expensive in the UK so therefore prices are a bit different >.< £600 is just under $1000
Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week (My birthday:3:3)
Budget Range:£600 ($1000) Before Rebates. Can go around $150 over but i'd rather not.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the internet, video editing and watching movies.
Parts Not Required: Keboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Case and fans.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon or ebuyer.
Additional Comments: I will be using this mostly for gaming and want it to last a few years. Silent would be great too but im getting a NZXT H2 Silent case and have some quiet fans so I guess the graphics card won't be heard that much?
Do you require an operating system in your build? Will you need to buy Windows 7?
Ok so now the build:
CPU: i5-2500k - yes without a doubt get this into your build
RAM: 1600MHz RAM, 8GB (2x4GB sticks), Corsair Vengeance tends to be the best priced in the UK ~£40
PSU: 550w XFX Core Edition (Bronze rated)
GPU: GTX 560Ti/6950 (maybe next tier up will see how the budget goes)
Mobo: Z77 chipset is going to be your best option, ASUS would be my brand recommendation
HDD: This really depends on how much storage space you need, look for 7200rpm drives though, 500GB currently priced around £50-55 and 1TB I've seen a few deals for around £65 ish
DVD-RW: Something basic, ~£15 mark
Case: Don't waste too much of the budget here, £50 maximum, just choose something you like
CPU cooler: You WILL want to be over-clocking that 2500k at some point personally my cooler of choice is the Arctic Freezer 13 (non-pro-version). It's fairly small so there's no issues with height and spacing (92mm fan) and can easily handle overclocks of 4.6GHz. Solid price at ~£20 too.
Its not worth the extra cost if you already have a SB, but for a completely new build you should get IB. It has way newer technology like PCI-E 3 which makes it futureproof, and is a much quicker CPU. Sure, it doesn't OC past 4.6 very well, but who needs that anyway.