My total budget for the new build will need to come in at or just under 2k. I plan to keep my CM Stacker 830 and go with the following.
CPU = i5 3570k
Mobo = Asus Maximus V Formula
GPU = EVGA 680 GTX
MEM = CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB x2
HDD = WD Caviar Black 1TB 6GB/sec
SSD = OCZ Vertex 120GB
That's what I have so far. My primary uses are general surfing and gaming, D3 WoW, SWTOR being the usual suspects. I can't see a reason to go i7 and the 680 is an attempt at future proofing as I'd like to get 3-4 years out of this rig. 16GB RAM might be a bit over kill but I like to multi task and do some light dual boxing in WoW from time to time. I'm still trying to sort out the cooling and PSU needs. I'd like to focus on keeping everything cool and more toward the quiet side. I'm not looking to go too extreme on the OC as this will be my first venture into that world. I might add a 2nd 680 GTX if it's needed in the future. As far as liquid cooling I'm looking to do a custom loop and either just the CPU or a CPU and GPU loop. From what I've read thus far I won't need much beyond that unless I decide to really push the OC limits. Thoughts, comments, suggestions, and feedback are more than welcome. Thanks in advance for any wisdom bestowed.
Edited by zflamewing - 8/21/12 at 2:03pm