I am a competitive, as well as casual gamer, and will be playing a lot of games, ranging from league of legends, to skyrim, to emulators. I also do some video rendering in sony vegas. I also plan on streaming both PC and Xbox games, (I know the Xbox One has built in capture card, but I have a separate one for my Xbox 360 as well.) So, let me go over each component:
CPU: i5-4670k- http://www.ebay.com/...=item3cd84dcaf1
So I decided on this one because it is actually cheaper than the i5-2500k and is slightly better at stock speeds. I plan on doing minor overclocking at some point, nothing too severe.
CPU Cooler: Phanteks- http://www.ebay.com/...=item461482b7ee
I decided to include this for the overclocking and to preserve the overall life of the CPU, it's the priciest one, but also is the most reliable. Other recommendations are nice though.
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157388
So although this motherboard is cheap, it is OC capable, it has a PCIex16, which I only plan on using one GPU, and it has 4 RAM slots. I don't think there's any other features I care for in a motherboard, but any recommendations would be nice still.
Case: (Choice of two)
NZXT Guardian 921- http://www.ebay.com/...=item4612321866
NZXT Phantom 410 - http://www.ebay.com/...=item417906b14e
So, the Guardian is about $27 cheaper, has three included fans, and temperature monitoring which is cool.
The Phantom has 3.0 usb where the Guardian only has 2.0, and it has a fan controller.
I'm leaning more towards the Guardian because it comes with the fans, is cheaper, has the temperature which is nicer then the fan controller, and the motherboard comes with some usb 3.0 slots anyway.
PSU- Seasonic 750G - http://www.newegg.co... USA-_-17151132
This PSU is 80Gold, and after doing some PSU benchmarks, I will be using about 520w max, so this will cover 80% at 600w so I shouldn't have to worry about the plus too much but it's still nice to be safe.
HDD- WD Black - http://www.ebay.com/...=item2ebb56408d
I don't need too much space, and could always just buy another done the road. Not much to say
GPU- (Between two choices)
gtx 670- http://www.ebay.com/...=item35cdfd02ce
gtx 560ti- http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c6e64d552
I know there is a clear difference between the two, but the question is which suits me better. The 670 can run practically anything I want for $240. But the gtx 560ti also seems like a reasonable downgrade for the price of $120, because the game I will be playing aren't that demanding. League, Skyrim, Fallout, and those games i'm not worried about. But I found that some of those PS2 and Gamecube Roms I've tried to play are way more demanding than the previous games. Would the gtx 560 ti run these emulators with ease, because anything below 50-60fps in these I notice the lag immediately. If I got this one, I would also be able to downgrade my PCU a bit and save a few bucks. I'm fairly sure the GPU doesn't affect streaming at all as well, corect? Any advice here would be nice.
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4- http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649
This one isn't definite, any of the Crucial, Samsung, Sandisk, or this brand are fine with me and is more determined by price for 120-128gb, recommendations would be nice here though too.
RAM: Corsair Vengeance- http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a855ad755
I already have another 4gb laying around so I only need one.
Thankyou all in advance.
Edited by howtheflip, 11 November 2013 - 09:16 PM.