Originally Posted by CurtTerror
I am currently looking to build a new PC. My old macbook pro laptop is still great, however it doesn't have the power or compatibility to do what I need. I'm also looking to check out the new windows 8 operating system and I actually do quite like it.
One of the reasons for the switch is because I enjoy pc gaming, I am not a hardcore gamer and that's all I do, I will sit down and play games on my nights off or when it's pouring rain and there isn't heaps to do. I play many games from the past ( age of empires, Patrician, The Settlers, Dawn Of War, Old Grand Theft auto games and I also like to play newer titles like Battlefield 3, Assassins creed & The Witcher. I also like my sport games too.
i love the idea of building my own PC, however I don't consider myself to be an extreme enthusiast and I'm looking to build a solid Ivy bridge rig. I also do some video editing on this PC for personal not for professional use. I am aware of HAswell around the corner and after reading the benchmarks, I am deciding to to build on ivy.
I was originally going to buy a brand new iMac although, I have built systems before but never with these sort of capabilities. I'm thinking right now, get a Fractal Design R4, Throw in a Gigabyte Ga-z77-ud3h, 670, a good sound card, blu ray player, a h60 SE and 16 gb of Ram and get a solid system running. I'm not into big gaming cases or flashy boxes that light up. That's why this case appealed to me. I just want to build a reasonably sized powerful ivy system with enough power to kick the current games asses.
I use a dual monitor setup, but only because it's more productive for me. So Obviously I'm still gaming on a single monitor.
Would you guys reccommend an R4 for the uses I've suggested above and how big is this case? Because I had the corsair 600t and it was simply put way, way too big.