Re: new rig, need opinions
I'd suggest the 2500K since it's barely more expensive and performs WAY better. If you absolutely can't go higher on a CPU the i5 2400 outperforms the 1100T as well and its the same price as the 1100T. The graphics card is okay, it'll play most games decently. In the future if you wanted to buy another, a 460 SLI setup is a very powerful setup. Since the 4xx series is getting some age on it, I'd personally advise you to buy a GTX 560 instead if you have the extra money. Performance-wise, they're very close to each other, but the 5xx series is much better on heat output and power consumption. The 4xx series gets pretty damn hot. Also, it looks like you wanted to buy 2 sets of 16GB RAM? That motherboard only has 4 slots, and you're talking about buying 8 DIMMs. Perhaps you meant 2 8GB (2x4GB) kits?
You're missing some other stuff like a PSU/case/optical drive/hdd as well, but you probably know that. Just thought I'd point it out in case.
Last edited by Ivy Bridge : 10-27-2011 at 05:35 PM.