I wanna build my first gaming PC and considering I want to keep it for about 4 years. I want to spend max 1600$ including my monitor.
That is what I have for the moment : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n5wT
I'm looking for advices on which video card to choose (gaming pc) if I have those components (see link). I also want your opinion on the mobo and cpu cooler I choosed (feel free to suggest something).
++ Considering it is my first build, should I run windows 7 instead ? ++
Thank you very much !
Also go Windows 7 to avoid incompatibility issues, and the fact that 8 is really just Xbox LIVE on a PC lol. And just keep a build for 4 years? Why? Maybe you want it to perform well for 4 years? If so, this might even outlast that. Who knows with the rate at which games are advancing. And technically, this build will NEVER expire. Just keep upgrading. That CPU will last you indefinitely. For the case go with a Corsair. You cannot beat it for the price. Try their 400R around the same price. If you have the extra room in your budget though, go with a 600T.
I've changed a couple of things to better. Have included 850w PSU to allow for future addition of 2nd graphics card in crossfire. If you don't need that capability, just use PC Power&Cooling Silencer MKlll 600w, or Antec HCG 620w, instead.
Left out sound card, doubt you'll need it. Something can be added later, if you find you do. Stick with Windows 7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Well a RAM comparison of 4x4 to 2x8 is really not too much of a difference. 16GB isn't needed for gaming anyway, 8GB is enough. Most games barely reach 2GB RAM usage. And for the delay on the monitor, if you have the money, go 2ms. If you get 5ms you could possibly see ghosting if your frame rate is too high.