It has been a number of years since I last built a PC but I decided I would like to get back into PC gaming so I am going to take the plunge into building a new one. I gave the last PC that I built to my brother so I don't have any parts that I can reuse other than an old Antec 300 case that I have had forever. I really like the new case designs with all the cable management features and improved airflow that companies are putting out now, however I think that money would probably be better spent on getting better components :(. I also have an old keyboard/mouse that I can use to get me by until I can afford better ones.
I have always went AMD in the past but I have a friend that can get me a good deal on an Intel processor so I think I am going to get a 4670k for this build. Other than that, how do the rest of the parts look? Also, it seems like everyone is recommending Windows 8 for gaming now (or at least they say its just as good as Windows 7.) Can anyone confirm that? Are the majority of games compatible with WIndows 8 now? I plan on playing newer games and probably some of the games that I missed out on during the last 4 years or so.