Hi, I am going to build a gaming PC for the first time. I have chosen most of the parts except for the case so I need a recommendation for that. My budget is £700 ($1100) or below. Anyway here's what I got:
That leaves me £45 for a case. I need one with 7 expansion slots, decent airflow, don't mind too much about aesthetics. Should I get a full tower or will a mid tower suffice?
I won't need to buy an OS. I am planning to connect to my 1080p 16:9 HDTV. I won't be overclocking for now so I suppose I don't need an aftermarket fan until I plan to? I might do a crossfire upgrade (much later) if there are new games in the future that demand it.
People keep saying about the low profile RAM being a necessity. PEOPLE, I feel like I keep repeating myself, Corsair Vengeance high profile does not hinder the installation of CoolerMaster 212 evos, 212 plus, or HyperN520s. I am not speculating or theorizing this, I have verified it with my own two eyes and hands.
AS far as the 2500K vs 3570K, theres no reason to pay more for either one. Yes the 3570K has a slightly lower overclock, however in the end if you max either one out they end up using the same amount of electricity, and perform about the same.