Well, I'm potentially building a new system of my own (just need that damn wife approval). I am a firm believer of more eyes being better than a single pair. Does anyone see any obviously bad choices, parts that could be swapped for roughly the same price, or places to shave off a few bucks?
I'm not in need of drives, keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals, as they will be coming over from my old system.
I should probably include my usage information. I use my system primarily for WoW, but also play some games on the side (currently Mass Effect 3 and Left 4 Dead 2). I might also be doing some video capture and editing in the future, but I expect it its capable of the above it shouldnt be an issue.
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Is there any particular reason why you choose that motherboard? Is that because you need the PATA IDE connector for your existing drives? It's in short supply in many places. The one you listed in Amazon is way over priced at $199.99 USED. The mobo does not have USB 3 either.
Amy dont worry BoT is right is system would be much better all the way around.And believe me he knows what he is talking about.And elieve me a GTX570 will perform 100% better than a 5770 which is about equal to a GTX260
amy, the i5 750/760 are out going socket. the 1156 is discontinued by intel and replaced by the 1155 socket which features the 2500k/2600k2700k also called sandy bridge
the 2500k is the cheapest "unlocked" processor of the bunch. for $100 bucks more you can upgrade to the 2600k and get hyper threading if you need it.
the motherboard is gen3 so it will support the next and up coming generation of cpu's which are called ivy bridge. in case you want to upgrade some time later.
the ram i picked is low profile, low power and very expandable. it runs well above 1600 mhz so if you ever feel the need for more here, you have the headroom available
the psu you picked out is good, i just prefer modular, much easier on cable management
the case is a bit simpler. for $10 bucks more you can acyually get the newer antec three oh two which is even better. they have very good airflow, are made well and have a bottom mounted psu
the corsair h80 is a liquid cooled system, speaks for itself