Originally Posted by bobaffett
I know the memory was bugging me a bit, but everyone in the newegg reviews says it overclocks to 1600mhz without issues, so I figured I would give it a shot with that cuz it was on deal for $55 at the time of purchase.
it will primarily be used for casual gaming, League of legends WoW, skyrim when it comes out, probably a few newer games. he didn't want to have to ever upgrade the gpu before buying a new PC and he doesnt have a 1080p monitor so I'm hoping that gpu will work for the 4 years he plans on keeping the pc
Yeah that RAM can probably overclock fine, ive got the 1600mhz and hear it can get to 1866 nicely, haven't actually tried though.
And yeah I just realized you were willing to pay $100 for that case too... I payed $85 for mine and got a 500W PSU.
You can definitely get a better case for that money, or a decent case and a CPU cooler. Or you could budget some money for something to make the inside look pretty. For instance, Cathodes or Sleeving. Check out http://www.frozencpu.com
or the Case Modding Section of these forums for ideas!
Also it seems you may have already purchased stuff, but switching to the i5-2500k would show very little (if any) performance decrease in games and such that don't use or need hyper threading. Its likely that the 2500k could last a while, it would save $100.
Also if there is a Micro Center near you check it out. They have nice CPU prices.
Hope this thread doesn't dissapoint you too much, your first build still looks great!Edited by Sierpinski - 7/21/11 at 8:38am