I am currently working on building a Gaming PC and I am trying to keep the cost around $1000.
I would like some recommendations from some experts on what I should buy. I have a build complete but I have some questions.
I would prefer to not get an AMD processor or video card even though they are cheaper. The motherboards that have AMD sockets don't support SLI and I'm not happy with AMD's video card drivers.
1. Should I spend the extra money for a quad-core i5-3570 or just get a dual-core i3-3220?
2. Is the Power Supply overkill or is it fine because I plan to get a second video card for SLI when I have the money?
3. Do I really need the extra fans or will the included ones be fine.
4. Should I buy a CPU cooler of will the stock do fine as long as I don't overclock.
1/ quad core..
2/ the gold versions are really more like 700 watt power supplies
3/ only if you like the colors.
4/stock will be fine if you dont plan to over clock. case fans will actually help a bit in that department.