Re: Building First Gaming Rig (I know there are thousands.)
Welcome. You'd be dumb not to double check things.
The 2011 platform is a bit overkill for gaming. The 3820 is "cheap" as the other 2 2011 cus are hex cores, and unlocked for over clocking.
If youre just building a gaming system, get a 1155 socket setup and a 3570k
I'm pretty sure it will perform better nthan the 3820, which can't be overclocked.
With the change to 1155, you only need 8Gigs of ram.
With the savings, also get a 120Gig SSD. You'll love them, windows boots in under 30 secs, and game loads lightening quick.
The 650D is great, its bad as an air cooler, but with the H100 you should be good.
Its a decent build, but for gaming, the parts are overkill/wasted money.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig