Hello Tom's hardware. I was wondering if someone with expertise could help me put together an awesome PC for gaming. I've got around 1900-2300USD to spend. Been putting together a couple of lists of components, but I'd love to have some advice from someone that has fresh knowledge of PC and it's components.
What do I prefer?
GeForce for graphics
Intel for CPU
Chassi I don't care much about, as long as it keeps my computer cool.
Sorry in advance if I'm posting in the wrong thread.
Thanks in advance
The price of the GTX 670 differs because different brands manufacture it differently, using varying cooling systems. Most of the time, cheaper versions of the card have only one fan, and more expensive versions have dual fans as well as longer warranties (usually).
i7 is only useful in very heavy rendering and editing. It makes no difference in Fraps, and if you overclock the i5 enough, no difference in rendering either. Unless you do stuff like AutoCAD and sometimes photoshop, it's not worth it IMO.
The CPU cooler depends how much you want to overclock. For smaller budgets, the usual choice is the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, and the Noctuna is reserved for high budget builds. If you don't plan to overclock, it's not necessary.
1866 RAM is 1-3% faster than 1600 RAM, and not a great value in terms of price/performance.
I've decided to go with an i7 instead of i5. (In case I'll get serious with the rendering/streaming) and I've been looking at the 2700k and 3770k. The price is almost identical. Correct me if I'm wrong but the 3770 is 3d gen wich means it's has a bit lower power consumption, so you think that would be the best choice?