Hey Guys, I’m looking to build a new gaming PC. I have never built a PC from scratch before, but have replaced/upgraded parts with no troubles.
I found this template on this site to hopefully help better identify what my needs are
Approximate Purchase Date: early March 2012 – April 2012
Budget Range: $1500 - 1800 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Most importantly I will be using this PC for high end, graphic intensive gaming (Diablo III(when it FINALLY comes out), SWTOR, Skyrim, WoW, BF3, etc)) I will be playing both online and single player games.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speaker, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, just whatever has the best price
Parts Preferences: Corsair, Geforce, Radeon
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I have never done either before. I usually just get one high end card.
Monitor Resolution: I will have a HD 24” monitor very soon
Additional Comments: I would really like for the case to be black in color, to have a window, and light up blue (to match my keyboard and mouse). Also I don’t know much about cooling, which I’m sure is a necessity for a high performance machine like this. Quiet would be nice too, but not a huge priority. I have a 2TB external for extra storage, but would like a decent amount on the PC(games take up space) and possibly a 128 ssd.
No I am not comparing a 570 to a 7970, unless I accidently made that assertion. I guess the year + distance between the two cards and $200 has a lot to do with it. It is probably prudent to wait for Nvidia to release the 600 Series before singing AMD's laurels.