I am trying to build a computer for the very first time and I need some help.
I'm trying to build a computer for high spec. required gaming,watching movies,school works etc.
Approximate Purchase Date: Next week
Budget Range: 1000-1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU & not much preferences for other parts.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: I'll be getting few extra fans for the case and CPU coolers as well. I'd love to know if there is anything better than what I've listed for the same, similar, or even cheaper expanse (especially the video card, not very sure if it's best of all $400worth. Willing to go up 50$ more if I really have to). Storage.... I really don't get what to get to give the full performance. CPU, I first pick i7 but chose i5 after some researching saying that i5 is better for gaming. If wrong, going back to i7. I'll be doing very little overclocking since I'm not very comfortable of doing it. Or do I even have to do the O/C? isn't it enough? i7<i5 ?
Trust me when I say this, Do not go for less of a GPU becuz of your Resolution.
I game at that res natively with an overclocked 560ti ( performs like a 560ti 448 core )
and even then I can't max every game ( 60fps/all graphics max minimum )... BF3 single player avgs fps are @ 55 with only 2x MSAA... and @47fps with 4xMSAA.
Now, I recomend the Asrock extreme series if over the Pro, They have more BIOS/UEFI features for overclocking.
Also, I know cases are a huge personal preference...but the extra fans will only give you noise and grief, not much better cooling. Especially from a Carbide. You should keep it stock if you really like the case so much.