Budget for full Build $1600 U.S.
I would like to get some input from everyone about a couple cases. I will be going with a full tower for future expansion, either the Haf X or the Stormtrooper.
I will be building a gaming rig and am going the Air Cooling route. I do plan on i7 2600k, sli or crossfire, oc, 8gig ram, though to be honest, I haven't really decided on what parts. I just know I'll be kicking up a lot of heat.
Any help on this is greatly appreciated and I would like to keep this thread open for other question on parts because typing on the Wii is a pain in the @$$.
Hi! I would like to say: You have chosen well by building your own computer rather than buying one, since it'll allow for the most customization. Before I list parts, I would recommend you go and watch these instructional videos on how to build a computer (that is if this is your first time). The videos were made by NewEgg: Part1 Part2 Part3
Explanation: I would go with the i5 instead is because it is more than sufficient for gaming needs. The i7 looks nice, has a few extra megahertz clock speed and has HyperThreading but that is overkill. By buying the i7, you are spending an extra $100 for nothing, since most modern games rarely use more than 2 cores. The extra $100 can be put into a better gfx card, which is what really matters