Hi there, It's the first time I try to build my own gaming PC. Did some research here and there, read a bit and came up with such a build. I might have forgotten some stuff such as cooler or mismatched some components. I especially am not sure if the motherboard suits well with the rest. Please help me out. I'm willing to have a PC that would last for 4-5 years and I still have some more money to spare but I'd rather not go over 900 Euros including monitor which you will find at the end of the post (max. 1000 Euros if it's really really worth it). I'll ONLY use it to play games as SC2, D3, Skyrim and such stuff. (I never play FPS.) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K GPU: XFX HD6870 Dual Fan (AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024 MB 256 Bit) Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H HDD: Samsung HD103SJ 1 TB Memory: G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit Power: Sharkoon WPM600 (600W) DVD: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE Tower: Zalman Z11 Plus (Midi tower) --- 666 Euros --- Monitor: Asus ML239H 58,4 cm (23") LED Monitor (IPS, Full-HD, HDMI, 5ms) = 147 Euros Please rate and offer me better if possible. Thank You !!! Erdem
I would also recommend you to go with ATI 7870(as you an go upto 900euro).
Hope that helps....!!!
As far as ivy bridge vs sandy bridge: the ivy bridge i5 has better overclocking capabilities because it can handle more heat safely (on the otherhand, it also tends to run hotter). You can use the same z77 motherboard with an IB i5 3570k and there isn't much difference in price between the two CPUs. However, if you wait for SB prices to drop and you don't plan on OCing... definitely just get the 2500.