Hi guys I have a $2400 budget for a gaming rig. If you have the time could you offer a sugestion or two?
It must have a ivy brige i7 and GTX 670's sli.
My problem is I don't know which brand of GPU I should buy, (etc, Asus, EVGA, not talking nvidia vs amd) I am a scrub when it comes to motherboards (dunno anything except what its for) aaaannnd I don't know what brand of ram is best.
Can any of you guys help me out? I repay with "special" favours.
I'm probably not the best person to suggest a complete list of components, but i have been researching heavily into all the GTX670 models as well as the AMD equivalents, and while it is all fresh in my mind, i think i can make a solid informed opinion on them.
Here are the best two offerings i have found from both manufacturers:
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II
Pro's: Coolest card - Quietest card - Excellent performance - Power efficient - Great looks and solid HSF design.
Cons: Only to be slightly beaten in performance by factory Overclocked 670's.
GPU: Gigabyte GTX670. $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If multiple monitor gaming is a possibility, you should consider the HD7970. But on a single screen, this will do just fine.
Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, Sapphire, Zotac are all good manufacturers to pick from. I avoid EVGA because they use a reference design on their cooling.