So, I am looking to get back into PC gaming after a long absence and want to make my first PC build to do so. I am looking to try my hand at OCing as well, first with CPU, and then go on from there. Here is just an overview of parts being considered.
DVD Drive - Just pulling from current home computer
So, basically, I have no true budget, I just plan on buying items over a period of time. I have already gotten the 120gb Pyro SE for 100 and the G.Skill Ares 8gb for 47. Then, after that, I smartened up and realized I should be consulting for some help. So, I have a couple questions about my build.
Should I continue with 2 GTX 670s? From what I understand, they have better stock performance than the 7970, but the 7970 OCs better. So in a few years when I may need to OC these cards, would it be best if I have two 7970s or is it not worth it at this point to worry about it and stick with the 670s? (To note, I have found 7970s now at the same price as the 670.)
As well, I would hope everything would fit in a mid-tower, but should I get a full tower? My choice for CPU seems to be pretty frequently recommended for OCing, but I had more trouble deciding on a board. Should I spend more to upgrade from my current choice? Also, any other suggestions people have I would love to take. Thank you.
I think I'd switch out that whole build - I personally wouldn't bother with closed loops like the H100 when strong air fans like the D14 will give you the same results. Either go with a real liquid loop or don't do one at all. Sandforce drives like the Patriot Pyro are known to have lots of issues and errors associated with them. Thermaltake PSUs have horrendous reliability issues and the GTX 670 is so energy efficient that you'll never need a 1KW+ PSU anymore.