Hello, I'm new to computer building and I wanted a nice new upgrade towards a gaming rig. Please tell me what you think about it. I'm currently looking to buy from iBUYPOWER.com. I haven't placed an order yet, so your feedback is appreciated.
Case 1 x NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case-Black
I would like to note that I would very much like to stay under $2000. I also want to clarify if my current build is actually worth the $2336.00 I might spend, or if I can create a similar build using a different service(for a better price of course). Thank you in advance!
I don't plan on rendering videos or video editing for that matter. I just plan on gaming. I don't know if you misread (due to my long list), but I plan on getting a Intel i7 3930K, not a i7 3770k. I would love to get a SSD, but I will get one down the line.
Don't listen to Ramzzz. His post doesn't make sense, and it incorrect.
Basically, for gaming an i5 will perform just as well as an i7. If you don't plan on video editing you won't even notice a difference. Try to switch in an i5 3570K or similar. I'm not even sure if iBuyPower will let you, but that is the main thing you should switch. Everything else looks good.
Also, I assume you realize that this PC doesn't come with an OS?
It is better value to build your own, but if you'd like to order from iBuyPower that is fine.
This is the approximate cost if you were to build the PC instead. There are some little extra things removed, but the gaming performance would be identical. Like with the iBuyPower one, it doesn't have the OS. I assume you have one already.
along with the rest, i agree its a bit overkill for gaming on the cpu and psu.
if your not gonna sli the 680 then 650w will be more than enough if you are then 850w will do the trick.
as for the cpu if your gonna stream videos/3d render then 6 cores will work well but if all your doing is playing games then the 3570 or 3770 will be more than adequate. as your spending a fair whack maybe you should hold off till haswell arives(if it lands in march if its later then buy ivy now) also if your an overclocker then the 2500k/2600k will be a better option they run cooler and when overclocked theres no difference between sandy and ivy.