I am wanting to build my first PC. I have a decent dell desktop now, but want a gaming PC.
Intel or AMD: I would like to know the pros and cons to each, but personally have no preference.
Approximate purchase date: Around Christmas, but could buy parts sooner if on sale.
System Usage: Moderate gaming, heavy web browsing, YouTube.
Parts Preference: reliable name brands.
SLI or Crossfire: not sure what it is so no??
Monitor: Yes, needed.
CPU: Over at least 3.2GHz(what I have now)
Preferred pars website: Willing to do a lot of digging to find best deal.
OS: Yes, I like windows 7 but heard windows 8 is faster on SSD.
Would like an HDD and SSD.
I want to be able to play Arma 2 and 3. I don't now, but would like to be able to put many games like COD and Farcry on PC. Something that will last a good few years.
I've been going off of this article so far:http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/09/16/b...
I know it will be a budget build, but I want to get the absolute most for my money.
I would like to keep it 750-850, but would go to 900 or 950 to get everything included(keyboard and mouse etc.) This is probably a tall order but any help would be appreciated. Its my first time building and im a bit overwhelmed at all the choices! Ill be glad to give any additional info if I left any out.
Things you could consider if you want to spend a little more:
- Upgrade the processor to the FX-8320, as the extra two cores could matter for certain applications.
- An aftermarket CPU cooler. You say you don't want to overclock so the stock cooler will suffice, but it's always better to have your processor running at lower temps.