First of all I would like to say hi to the fourm and just explain my pc back ground and where I am intending to head. As of now then I a very old PC that has served me well but is now so out dated that she is need to be put aside...
Location: City, State/Region, Country: Palma de Mallorca - SPAIN
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
I have some things allready in mind like the H100I and the case Corsair HAF -X (I know I might be over kill but I love the case) but my main question is the motherboard:
Either the Asus Rampage IV Formula or the Asus Rampage IV Extreme?? The formula only has 4 ram slots to the Extreme´s 8 - but in real life for now I gues 16 gb is all that you would need...
I am no expert at pc and Over Clocking but I would like to give it a try when I have the time - would like to start and OC to 4400 and then work myself from there. my question is: Is the Rampage IV Extreme too much for a noob like me? Should I go for the less Formula or go for the Extreme and learn how to OC?? Can I still OC as well with the Formula?
As of the Video card then I am looking at the Asus GTX670 DirectCU II - not the TOP version (cant find it here) but the Asus GTX 680 DriectCU II also looks very sexy.... I would ONLY be gaming on a Single monitor - maybe I would SLI down the road. What would be best?
As of the monitor (currently have 19*) I am looking at the Benq XL2411T 24" LED 3D 120Hz OR the more budget 27* BenQ GW2750HM 27" LED VA DVI/HDMI (Linus Review www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA9B613Tvyg ) I have seen that now days 120 mhz seems to be the way to go - but the 27* looks very inviting for that price even though its only 60hz Will the 60-120hz be much diference when gaming? What would be the best buy for gaming on 1920 x 1080?
And for ram...... 1600 would be more than enough, is the G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 32GB 4x8GB CL10 Memoria DDR3 good? It is cheap for 179 euros - or different bran better?
Secondly, the Formula is an extremely good motherboard. The Extreme is overkill.
Overclocking is basically more of a hobby because its increase in productivity can be trivial because it reduces life of your processor. However, I myself am an overclocker, and it is fun. So to answer your question, the Formula allows you to OC.
The GTX 670 is a great card. It is more than enough to game on. I would normally recommend the 7970, but since you are video editing, alot of programs tend to favor Nvidia.
As far as the monitor goes.. quality over quantity. I would definitely go for the 24 inch with the 120 Hz refresh rate. I personally don't have 120 Hz refresh, but I have heard from friends and people on this forum that the 120 Hz looks smoother.
1600 RAM is enough. I would go for a 2x8 GB setup so it leaves room for expansion, even though you shouldn't need it.
I agree the 3930K and other high € components seem tempting when you've got money to spend, but they're a really bad buy unless you're a professional doing professional work where every minute costs. Basically I think I agree with everything zared said.
I would say with that budget to not skimp out on the 27" monitor. A high quality 24" is nice... that is where I am at right now. But I have put together a few systems for my friends and outfitted each 27" low to mid-tier panels. Your budget tells me that you are not messing around. You won't regret 27" low-mid or upper tier panels for gaming/v-editing. Stay in the 16:9 aspect ratio also.