p.s i also understand that while certain gpu's may be capable of running games smoothly, it very much also depends on the other hardware in the pc. Could you guys inform me if i should upgrade anything so that this build is working at optimal performance?
Hey, thanks for the detailed response.
No, no typos i'm buying the parts locally so i get them a little cheaper and much quicker as i can pick up. Only used pcpp to confirm that the pieces are compatible.
I just moved some cash around and i can afford to spend $200 more on the system. As for the ram. I plan on adding another 8g stick anyway, so the dual channel would be delayed by about a week. My preferences lie with nvidia and intel as personally thats all i've ever used and i find it easier to understand the models etc. I find it somewhat difficult to compare the radeon series so when someone recommends a radeon gpu, i dont really know 'how much' better it is. Also, i've been looking to get the nzxt h440. The extra fans and sound proofing are quite persuading.
Ok so, If you've never used Radeon cards you should give them a shot but if you can afford the Nvidia 760 2GB grab it, it's a bit more than the 270 though or you could drop down to the 750ti which is worse than the 270.