rogue426 wrote:If your not overclocking , why a K proc
tukkus wrote:Have you looked at Z77 motherboards (links to Asus motherboards)?Mobo... Asus P8Z68-V LE
tukkus wrote:7850 will be quite better. TR didn't review these cards with a multi-monitor setup, but someone might provide more information.GPU .... 7850 or 560Ti
tukkus wrote:You get $50 off most of the Z77 motherboards (at least it was so when I got mine).I think the mobo/proc combo at Microcenter will cost around $260 if I read it properly.
tukkus wrote:Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling - can't go wrong with any of them. There's a 15% off on Newegg for Antec power supplies (Coupon - EMCNEJN33).PSU
tukkus wrote:Don't have any specific recommendations. If you decide to go Lian-Li, Newegg has 20% off on few of their cases.Case ...... looking for an aluminum case around $125 range
tukkus wrote:Windows Home Premium supports up to 16 GiB of memory. That's plenty for your stated uses, but if you wanted to use 32 GiB, you would select the Professional edition.My budget is around $1000.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.... $100
tukkus wrote:If you're not going to overclock, why get the K processor with its unlocked turbo multiplier? There are cheaper Z77 motherboard combination deals available at Micro Center.Mobo... Asus P8Z68-V LE .... $133 I wont be overclocking so I'm not sure if I should just stick with this one or if something cheaper will work the same.
Proc.... Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz ... $180
tukkus wrote:Radeon HD7850 is an excellent choice.GPU ....
tukkus wrote:Why aluminum? Do you want something light and easily transportable?PSU ...... not sure what I'll need yet
Case ...... looking for an aluminum case around $125 range
Ryhadar wrote:I would stick with the K series CPU, honestly.
Unless something has changed since Sandy Bridge, the K series CPUs come with better integrated graphics which might be good when the time comes to retire the CPU later. On top of that, if you do want to overclock later down the road you maybe pay some extra on the CPU for the privilege (less since you're buying the CPU & motherboard at Microcenter). If you ever decide to overclock to squeeze the last bit of performance out of your build, you'll be glad you did.
tukkus wrote:If I decide to buy the ASrock board will I be able to OC it? It's not something I would do now but maybe in a few years when the warranty expires.