- Other than not flashy and no windows, do you have a preference on case/mobo size? ATX? mATX? Tower, tiny, etc...
- Gaming seldom uses hyperthreading, so unless you have other apps that make use of them, save $100 and get the i5.
- Do you plan to overclock or overvolt?
- what's your monitor resolution and what games do you play (this will lead to GPU selection, PSU selection, cooling).
Thanks for merging the post and here the answer to the questions above.
I will use the PC for gaming most of the time but I kind of started with video editing and I spend more and more time doing this so thats why I prefer the i7.
Also I play BF4 and this game does perform better on the i7.
I have no experience with overclocking but will certainly want to give it a shot with my new build.
My monitor resolution is 2560x1440, currently using a single GTX 680 that I will bring over to my new PC.
Most components I have already picked, or at least narrowed down the selection of it.
It will look something like this:
Motherboard: Asus maximus VI hero
CPU: i7 4770K
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-d14 or the NH-U14S
SSD: Samsung EVO 250 (OS and some games)
HDD: Seagate or WD (for large video files)
PSU: Seasonic G-550 or 650
Video: My current GTX 680
Case: No idea