My local store is having a huge grand opening sale tomorrow that I would love to take advantage of. I've picked select pieces of hardware and I was hoping if you guys can just quickly read over and see if everything is compatible. I'm an intermediate PC user, but I don't know much on mobo's and PCI-E 2.0 x16 and such.
Note that this PC is going to be used primarily for gaming.
Intel Core i5-2500K
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4 Mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 GDDR5
I also need help deciding on what RAM I should get, and if I need to purchase a Cooler.
If you look at the site, there are three different offerings of 8GB DDR3 Ram.
G.Skill @ 1866MHz at $60
Mushkin @ 1333 MHz @ $25
Patriot @ 1333MHz @ $40
I don't know if 1866 MHz is superior enough over 1333 MHz for the $35 difference!
I don't know anything about Coolers as well, so I'm hoping you guys can suggest if those offerings on the deal site are appropriate for my mobo, and if I need them
Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H60
Antec Kuhler 620
Antec Kuhler 920
One question also:
I'm going to be purchasing two of the GPUs, and I read that I need two PCI Express 2.0 slots. Though, this mobo only has one slot at 16x and another at 8x. Is this going to be a problem for gaming performance? Or should I look for a mobo with two slots at 16x?
Thanks, sorry if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about!