So, I'm thinking about building a computer cause the one I'm using right now (check my sig and tell me what you think ahah) is becoming like 10-11 years old now.
So, I decided to go with an Intel build hoping it would last me a while until I have to upgrade again. So here it is, like all those typical i5. I was thinking I wouldn't do any video editing or really little. Also, I'll be doing some Photoshopping for school though... Also, any recommendations about other sites other than Newegg could be helpful cause I really don't like the tax in CA...
CPU: i5-2500K Sandy Bridge (OCed to 4.5~4.8 Hopefully)
RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333
Which goes for $85 - 15% - $20 rebate = $52
Or should I go all out and go for:
Which is $75 without rebate.
The G.Skill ones run at DDR3 1600 compared toe PNY's 1333. Would I notice a difference? (other than the ~$25 difference?) Also, I assume the most safe measures would be to have ram at 1.5v for SB right?
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312SR
Unlocked Probably but would a K62 be able to work with 2 of them in the future? Also, would Antec's TP-750 be able to support them?
Cooling: Still don't know yet. Which would work to OC my CPU to 4.8 or 4.5? I was thinking about Thermalright's Silver Arrow (but it's kind of ugly)
DVD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
Lancool PC-K62 + Antec TP-750 - $165
Is the PSU any good? I really like the design on the K62 but would it fit two 6950 unlocked to 6970? Would the PSU handle it?
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard
So, is there anything that wouldn't work in this build? Or is it kind of solid? I didn't really add up the total yet so hopefully it's under my budget. I added up a while back and the total was under 1k without the silver arrow, but with it, I think it would go over my budget.
Any recommendations would be helpful!