Hows it going TH! Im looking to build my first computer, which will be for gaming and after doing some research and gathering info from your threads, I am still left with a couple of questions. And on a side note, I would like to keep everything at about $800 after everything is said and done.
As for my rig, I do not need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard. I do need a OS, but I am having a hard time choosing between windows 7 or 8, what is better for gaming?
Here is where I am at on my computer thus far, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10l3Z so far i already bought the ram, the cooler and hard drive, due to some good deals I found.
I do not have a mobo or cpu on their because I am going to get it from microcenter.
My next question I have is what would be prefered for gaming, AMD FX 8350 4GHz or a Intel® Core™ i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor? and would it be wise to wait for haswell to come out.
My options between the intel bundle and amd bundle are as follows,
Now as for a case, Im not trying to go for a case with all the bells and whistles, I just want a case that will have good cable management, good airflow, and big enough to expand in the future.
Another question regarding the case is the power supply, should i be weary of buying a certain powersupply when looking at cases, or is everything pretty universal in a sense? and on that note, should i be weary about buy any hardware in that sense?
Thanks for getting back to me guys, but the mobo and cpu bundle i am looking at contains MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard and Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor for 215 and the other is MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard and AMD FX 8350 4GHz AM3+ Black Edition Boxed Processor.
As for a case, what is recommended, is the corsair 200 a good choice? and will it fit all the PSU's even though its on the bottom?
Since Microcenter is having a great deal right now, I would recommend getting the 3670k. Haswell will be MUCH more expensive than $170, it will be around $250 to start, and no real big performance increase (7% I believe?).
GPU, get the Sapphire 7870 XT, great card, using it right now, and it doesn't go above 68 on load. Awesome performance.
Case, for you, HAF 912 since you don't care about aesthetics.
yeah i was looking at that GPU seemed really nice, and also a lot of people on the site recommend it. As for the Intel cpu, i know its able to be overclocked, but to be honest, i have never overclocked anything in my life, and Im not sure how to even do it lol. so lets say i dont OC the intel, is the amd better?