I haven't build a new pc a long time, my current build is running on a first gen i5 with a amd hd 5770, suffice to say it's time to upgrade.
I've been playing with a few builds and I'm pretty conflicted with my final build, I'm looking to stay within a reasonable budget price of around $1200ish. (looking for the best price/performance before a price jump - if that makes sense):
I was originally planning on going with a i5-4670 w/ a z87 Asus-Plus....but the jump to an I7 and the maximus hero was only a 100....
This build will most likely be predominately used for gaming purposes.
I'm wondering if you kind folks could please offer your opinions/improvements on this build? and of course most importantly do you folks see any particular issues with this build that I should worry about?
For gaming you don't need an i7 and instead of the H80, get a strong air fan, they perform about the same. Use the difference instead on a better GPU, that will be a much wiser investment for gaming. I would suggest something like this: