Hi all, this will be my first gaming build. I've been reading through these forums and looking around for quite some time now and I think I'm ready for my new build. Any inputs and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Looking to purchase within the next week or so with the budget ~$1000. I also have some questions that i would like to ask.
Video Card: ? ? ??? ??? I need help with video card. I am not sure what to get, looking to spend 150-300 for a good decent one. any suggestions?
The motherboard is where I have question/need suggestions. I'm not quite sure which motherboard will work perfect for my cpu, which one would you pick out of the 2 listed? and do you guys have any other suggestions for motherboards?
If there is anything else I'm missing please give suggestions!
The 790fx you have there isn't really worth the money unless you are going crossfire or perhaps intend to do alot of overclocking. The 780g isn't the ideal choice for a gaming pc... the onboard graphics would serve no purpose and the board will probably fall short compared to other performance boards.
The 790x i would say is a fine blend... high performance, affordable, and crossfire support.
Video card... alot of choices here. There is the 512mb 4870 going for as low as $126, the 2gb 4850x2 going for $220 and the 4890 going for $190. Cheaper than those are the 4850 for $100, which for now is a better choice than the 4770 since that is currently more expensive while performing slightly slower... though more efficient, but not much more. Your choice will depend on your resolution, whether or not you want to go crossfire, your desired level of performance, or simply your exact budget.