Hi, I was looking for some advice on this build I created from cyberpower.com. It's right at the peak of my budget.
It's been a long time since ive owned a gaming computer and just recently decided I'd like to purchase a new system.
Here's the configuration:
Case: NZXT Black Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Yea if your only gonna get 1 card, make sure it kicks @$$. because otherwise its a eye sore in your case, and in your games. but dude just build one. Its cheaper. Easier than you think. I like to think of it as a meditation. Become one with your computer.
Well, unless you're going to encode video you're better off going with the 2600k or 2500k and putting more money towards the GPU. Don't get me wrong, the i7-3820 is a nice CPU, but with your budget you're better off starting with the Z68 configurator
Choose the 2500k (the 2550k lacks the onboard GPU so no quick sync making Virtu pointless), a Radeon 7950, the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 PSU, and the GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3. That should keep you gaming longer especially when you OC your CPU. The PSU and motherboard will also allow you to drop in another 7950 down the road for more GPU power. There is still room to put in a better board that will give you an extra slot of space between the two 8x slots to allow for more breathing room for a pair of 7950s. Of course, if you don't even want to mess with that you could go with two GTX 560 Tis now which would be better than a single 7950, but certainly not a pair of 7950s. Now vs latter, it's up to you.