62 months ago
New user here, hoping to take advantage of some sales and build a new pc around the turn of this year. I am aiming to build a new PC for around $800 that will last me 3-5 years of good gaming at 1080p. I don't plan on overclocking (primarily due to being intimidated by it), and while looking at Manirelli's Modest and Great gaming builds, I was wondering if a compromise that included a 970 would be possible. I understand his point that there is more to gain from an SSD than the marginal increase from a 290 to a 970, but I can always add an SSD at a later date. What are your guys thoughts?!? Does this build hold any promise? Should I just go with the Modest build and call it a day?