I'm planning to build my own gaming pc within the next couple of months. My budget is about 1200-1400 $ not including monitor, but as I live in Norway, the prices are approximately 20-25% above the US (as far as I can see..)
I've thought about the i5 3570K processor and the Asus GTX670, but I'm lost when it comes to just about everything else.
I would like advice as to which motherboard I should choose for this price range, and what a cheaper board limits compared to a more expensive one.
Advice on cabinets, ram and HDD is much appreciated. I have a 120gig Intel SSD (320-series, I think) which I hope to use in the new build.
My last wish for my build is that it should be as future proof as possible within the price range I mentioned at the top.
Of course a cheaper case won't affect performance.
This sounds pretty sweet. I'll be using my pc for games mostly. My screen resolution for the time being is 1680x1050. Prices in Norway is a little higher than the US/UK, so if I would want to cut costs on the setup above, I guess going for a cheaper GPU would be the way to go?
For 1680x1050 (probably 1920x1080 in the future) gaming, not necesarily on Ultra settings, that is.
I want a computer that plays new games without problems, but I always try to find the best combination of price and performance, and even though I like the idea of a ass kicking setup, I feel that a 400$ GPU is sort of an overkill for my need..