Post by ukdudeinuk
I should be getting my tax return back soon, I'm looking to upgrade. This is what I have picked out, except I picked it all out on Newegg, I just use partpicker since that's easier to show you guys what I chose than trying to figure out neweggs public lists.
new list based on some advice from elsewhere: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BhH8
I'm wondering a couple things, mostly whether professional Win7 is worth it (xp emulation?) and whether I need a cpu cooler that good, or if I would be ok with saving ~20 bucks and getting a hyper 212 evo.
My budget is roughly what the price came out to on partpicker, that is 1300ish. I can go a little above or obviously below, but I can't go up to like 1600 or anything. I'd say 1450 is probably the upper limit. I currently only play WoW and Skyrim really as far as intensive games, but I also want to get into streaming, and I record Let's Plays and such of games, and I'd like to be able to record commentary while I play for newer games and not experience lag. Lately I've had to stick to good ol' ZSNES :)
I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard that are < 1 year old.