Originally Posted by Fatal05
For gaming, peripherals matter a lot. A good mouse will last you 3+ years. You don't need a $150 motherboard if you aren't overclocking. If you're gaming on a budget, it is straight up a waste of money to spend more money on an overclocking motherboard, a "K" processor, and a cpu cooler. That will run you $100+ dollars over a generic motherboard and locked CPU. The performance gain is not worth it if it means he has to use some crappy mouse. Overclocking these days should be considered a luxury until you have everything else squared away, which include:
A good montior
A good mouse
A good mousepad
A good keyboard
A good headset (if you like to talk in game, or with friends with skype/mumble or whatever)
Not to mention LGA 1155 is a dead socket. I think OP picked out some great parts, but he can save a lot on the motherboard.
I'm using this one, and have no complaints.
- MSI H81-p33 $52
Here are some suggestions if OP doesn't have some good peripherals already. And don't underestimate the importance of a good mouepad!
- Deathadder 2013 = $60
- Steelseries pad = $13
I didn't see any of those "peripheral items" listed as a part of his build, aside from the keyboard. Therefore everything you just stated is completely irrelevant. Not overclocking is illogical, it's free performance and the k variants between the non-k counterparts is a difference of $20. So going with the non-k processor avoiding free performance is practically asinine in all ways. Gaming on a budget, doesn't mean avoid overclocking. Overclocking your CPU will help you avoid bottlenecks, and of course as always provide higher framerates in games. I got my mouse for $20 off of eBay, and I'm one of the top ten best CoD Black Ops 2 on PC players there is, period. Spending $60 on a mouse is ridiculous, it's not going to make you a better player. Although peripherals are important, as stated in the beginning, none of that was a part of his budget.
There is no such things as dead sockets, so stop repeating something you heard someone else say. By the time Skylake is released, it will be on a new chipset. So hate to break it to you, 1150 is as just about as dead as 1155 is. He picked out parts that costs as much as an overclocking setup would (as far as CPU and motherboard goes) . Except he paired a locked chip with a GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H, sounds good to you? Sounds pretty stupid to me. If you are worried about gaming on a budget the last thing you need to do is go out an buy the latest tech, when a decent 2500k can be had for $170 and a Z77X-UD3H for $120. A used 7950 costs about nothing. So, if you are really worried about spending money you will buy used.