I made another post about my setup a day and a half ago and for whatever reason, it did not show up.
For the motherboard for this build, I have been doing some research and have come to no clear winner. Every single motherboard that I have looked at that is below the $200 level, they all have reviews of many DOA and other problems. If anyone can recommend me a mobo under the $200 price range, please let me know. The things that I want in a motherboard is the ability to overclock decently, USB 3.0 and SATA III availability. And above all else, I want it to be reliable.
For the case that I was looking into in the original post, I found another one that might be better. It does not have any reviews on newegg but I thought it was worth a look. Here is the link to the item on newegg and also a post to a youtube video of someone reviewing it. If anyone has any comments on the case or any suggestions for the best full tower around $200, please let me know.
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Revo VO200M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
For the power supply, I have decided that I want Corsair. I've had Corsair in my other builds and never had a problem with them. The two that I have been debating between are a 750W and a 800W corsair. If anyone has any comments or can help me decide between the two, please don't hesitate.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
- Newegg.com - CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
I have a question about the RAM. I know that RAM right now is cheap, but for a gaming any anything else that I decide to do with this computer, 16gb is overkill, correct? I could save $50 dollars and get the same RAM but 8gb. Which would be smarter to do since I will be able to update the 8gb of RAM if it ever becomes an issue.
Also, I have been debating on the heat sink for the PSU. I found the A70 also sounds pretty amazing. What would be the ideal cooler for the 2500k that is not water cooling?
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
For the 580, I think that I am settled on this one ( Newegg.com - EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
) But if someone could tell me more about the review that says the display driver stopped responding? To find the review just sort it by helpfulness. It seems that a lot of people loved the card but that review is right at the top.
I am sorry for asking for so much help from you guys here. Its just the fact that I haven't built a computer in a while and now that I have the chance, I want it to be damn near perfect.