This is a nice build, but I suggest taking a 3570K, it doesn't cost much more than the 2500K (at least not in Croatia).
The GTX 570 also offers by far better performance than the 560 Ti, even though it does a few extra dollars.
The SSD is to install applications/games on it, it's like a nexternal HDD or something, I've never actually used it.
I also suggest buying a cooler.
If you can expand your budget anyhow, make sure to change that 620W into 700W, in case you buy and extra GPU or something later.
Last edited by Black Eyed Peas; 07-04-2012 at 12:39 PM.
Looks like you kinda just threw it all in there, look up reviews for better quality in all parts.
What are you on about? This would be a perfectly good Z68 build if the HDD were slightly better of it had an SSD.
Originally Posted by Doc
Skip the OS and upgrade to a Z77 mobo and a 3550 cpu. Chances are you won't ever OC.
Originally Posted by Black Eyed Peas
Why wouldn't he take the 3570K? Overclocking can always come in handy.
I'll second these two suggestions, Z77 isn't that costly of an upgrade and it does open a door to future stuff. As far as 3550 vs 3570K goes, it's up to the OP to decide what he needs more, OCing or the extra bucks elsewhere. Seeing as he picked the 2500K initially, I think the 3570K is a no brainer, especially with the ease with which you can OC nowadays.
I would recommend you just hop over to Asrock's Z77 Extreme boards, they're always great bang for the buck. If you're looking to OC more, something like Asus' V-Pro could come in handy. Either way I would get an SSD, even with the original build. Trust me when I say that it will give you such a noticeable increase in performance that you'll be amazed at how slow and unresponsive your PC used to be. 560 Ti's still great bang for the buck too but you might want to check slickdeals or something for alternatives, with the new series out you could probably get a 570 for the normal price of a 560 Ti.