I am toying with a new build, want to stay under $1100 or so, didn't want to make another new thread on basically a similar topic. Intel i5 Ivy Bridge 3.4ghz cpu Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H mobo XFX Radeon 7850 2GB gfx card Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 RAM Kingston HyperX 90GB SSD Seagate Baracuda 1TB HDD Corsair 750W power supply Cooler Master Case
Basically my big considerations are:
-Should I stick with that Ivy Bridge CPU or go to a Sandy. My inclination is to stick with Ivy. I'm not a big overclocker to begin with.
-Should I stick to the Radeon 7850 or go with a 7870 graphics card for a little more.
I'll look into the Samsung RAM like the one poster was saying. But in general I've used Corsair stuff and have never had a problem. I pretty much just picked this set of RAM without much research so could change it there. Case is whatever...I may be getting too old for all the lights and shite and this case was recommended to me.
ETA: What do people think of ASRock motherboards? They're a new player to the game since my last build so I don't know much on them.
This post was edited on 8/6 at 3:25 pm