Originally Posted by xburns2
well if i were to go with that MB wouldnt i be outdated for next gen games? I have zero clue what im talking about just saying
Unless you plan on having more than 4 harddrives, and want 4 sticks of ram and to run dual GPU's then the answer is no.
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ
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.
I'm tempted to not even respond to this. But here it goes.
Overclocking isn't free if you have to spend $20 - $40 for an unlocked CPU. It isn't free if you have to spend 2x or more on a motherboard that allows overclocking. Overclocking isn't free if you have to spend $20-$60 on cooler to keep you from frying your CPU.
Games are extremely GPU dependent nowadays, and a vanilla i5 is sill blazing fast. Still fast enough to fuel 120hz monitors if you have the correct GPU.
And yes, a good mouse does matter. I'll admit, gaming keyboards are over rated. I do like a good mechanical one for RTS games, though. As a CS and Quake player I actually lol'd when you bragged about being good at call of duty.
Additionally, OP never explicitly stated peripherals were part of the 600 dollar budget. But it is implied when he added a $20 mouse/keyboard combo to his checkout.