Well a bit more. I do not intend to overclock a processor or video card because im a hardware klutz and due to a disability I am not one who can assemble computers on my own. I do have some money to spend and so far im using websites like Ibuypower.com and cyberpower.com to make my purchase. Yeah i know i can save a about 150 to 200$ or so if i buy the parts myself (i did my homework)
My first concerns comes with the grafics cards. I am happy with my last Ati 6870 which is prompting me to try out their new cards. I am thinking on crossfiring two ati 7870's or just buy one 7970 however i am not so good on knowing which of the two options will give me the most bang for my $$ currently Ibuypower has a deal going on that has the 7870 at a discount price where 2 cost 12$ less than the 7970. But then i will need more wattage. But that i do not mind, the question is. What preforms better.?
The next is ram. I plan to get 16 gigs of ram. Some of my friends say 32 gigs is overkill for gaming and you just wont use em all. However these same people could not advise me of the above question which has me skeptical on their opinion about the ram. What do you guys think. Is 16gigs of ram ok to play games that are comming out now?
Lastly boils down to the processor. I am not sure if i should get an intel i5 3570 processor or the i7 3770 processor. I know i can go for the 3570k version and 3770k version for like 10% more but like i said before not planning on overclocking. if the k version out of the box outpreform their regular counterparts and its worth the 10$ difference then I will go for it. So this one would be a money saver is there really that big of a preformance issue from the intel i5 3570 to the i7 3770 in terms of gaming?
I will appreciate any input given to me.