|So it used to be I kept up on the latest and greatest and pretty much always knew offhand what would be the best hardware to get when building a gaming rig. However, 7 years ago I took a postition in enterprise level networking and my subsequent specialization didn't require me keeping up on hardware so I didn't.|
Long story short, I'm about to build a gaming rig and rather than spend tedious hours researching I thought I'd talk to the folks who do keep up on this stuff.
I live in Canada and will most likely be dealing with tigerdirect.ca as they seem to offer better prices than newegg.
- I'm not interested in water cooling or anything like it.
- I have no interest in blinking lights or mods on my case
- I would prefer an EnerMax power supply and Kingtson RAM
So, any recommendations from you hard core gamers out there?
Keep in mind, I've been working in IT since the mid 90's and have built many PC's and servers. The "no water cooling and blinking lights in case" is absolute and I won't change my mind about that unless you're offering to buy the case and ship it to me at your own expense.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.