So, gentlemen of The Maximum PC forums, I have been here before and in a similar situation and the help I got from everyone was great! I'm back, looking to build a desktop, mainly for gaming but also some graphic design on the side, but I've been deployed for the last 5 months so my information is a little slow. I'd like some suggestions on the build I'm looking at, and if you have any reasons I should not use a component feel free to let me know. Also, any help with choosing somethings I haven't looked at yet would be good. I'd like to keep it in the 1000-1500 range, but I can go over if necessary. Mostly purchasing through NewEgg and Amazon. So, here's what I'm looking at so far.
MoBo:ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67
-At some point with this motherboard I want to run 2 graphics cards, not right away, but at a later date. Not really sure if it has room for 2.
Proc: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Hmmm, looking at that, I probably don't need a quad core, but I see this suggested in a lot of the max pc's builds.
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid Black 23"
-As far as the monitor goes, doesn't really matter how it looks, I'm just mainly looking for one that's fairly thin, at some point I'd like to run more than one monitor on this rig, too.
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC
Thinking about using a solid state drive for the boot drive and possibly another SSD for the games, but a 2TB mechanical drive for anything that isn't a game/the OS.
So far what I'm looking at, more to come.