Hey guys, this is my first build and after looking around the forums a bit, I think I have a good idea of what I want, but I'm looking for improvements in any way. Please let me know if you see any within my price range.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week.
Budget Range: $1,000 - $1,400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (fps games), 3D modeling (Maya), Video/Photo editing.
Im in the same boat as you, gaming/3d modeling and I would go with i7 3770k. Its pretty much on par with 2600 gaming wise and its much better at 3d modeling. Other than that and possibly a power supply(i would pick ax series but thats just personal preference for fully modular) it looks good enough.
It should come in under your budget and still allow for some extra peripherals. I believe you'll find all these parts suitable for your needs. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Hope this helps; good luck!
Hey guys, thanks for the replies! I think I will go with the i7-3770k, and wow DeusAres, looks like a great build. Fixed alot of the problems with mine. I think I'm sold! Thanks very much for your help guys!