Hello.. I'm not a complete noob.. Just need ideas for a good gaming rig around $500, no more than $550. I'm adamant about the Core i5 4670K processor. Would like a good nvidia video card, at least 8gb ram. Everything else, I'm ok with and will upgrade later. I'm waaaaaay in need of an upgrade, as my son is getting into gaming as well.. Don't laugh.. Right now I have an unlocked Phenom ii X4 B55, 4gb ddr2 ram, nvidia geforce 210.
But yes. I feel processor is most important.. I can even leave out the video card for now.. The onboard will be better than what I have now, standalone. That wasn't really an answer to my question, but thanks.
And I'll be honest with you, I have been building gameing rigs for a long time. Going with 2 hdd's in a raid and spending on the video card rather then the processor is the way to go. The processor is just not as important to gaming performance as the video card.
Your processor would play apart in zipping and graphic editing. Other then that you can stroke you epeen by posting high overclocking numbers...