I'm entering the world of PC gaming (whoo) and need some advice. I originally wanted a prebuilt media PC for $700 before tax, but figured I'd see what I could get if I built it myself (also my first time building!) I wont be gaming often honestly, just an FPS here and there.
I know there are a million topics (been lurking for some time) so I've done some research and came up with this:
I have a $105 Bestbuy GC so that rig is going to cost me $763 before tax.
Is there anything I could do to get the same performance but save a few bucks?
Can I get way better performance if I spend a few bucks more on something?
And assuming I go with the 7850, is the Asus version better than the XFX version? It's $10 bucks more.
Quick update... PC built last week with a few driver issues but solved eventually. I upgraded a few parts.
What do you guys think about the power supply? Is 500W enough for 3570K and HD 7950 if I want to overclock in the future? I'm getting different answers and online calculators suggest I'm using 390 watts, around 430-450 if I overclock. At this point I'm over budget anyways so if it's safer to go 600W, might as well!