Hey guys, I'm working on building my first PC. It will be used exclusively for gaming (cs:s, TF2, Gmod, BF3... other FPS's). I have a basic layout of the parts I just wanted to get a second opinion since this is my first build. Any suggestions, criticism, will be appreciated. Don's worry about an operating system, monitor or keyboard, I am only concerned with the PC itself.
Don't go AMD for gaming guys... get an i5 instead, it's a bit more expensive, but well worth it. Look at any benchmark comparing the two, and you'll see that the i5 is MUCH less restrictive
Fair enough. I was just thinking that someone would have more legroom with an i5. Even if it's not the 2500K. If you're not big on overclocking, getting the 2400 would suit you nicely, plus you can still overclock it a BIT.
Thanks for the advice I will defiantly take some of your suggestions. One more question, do you think that it would be more beneficial to spend a little less on a video card and buy a better CPU like an i5-2500k? thanks again.