It's that time to upgrade again. Many games nowadays I can only run at medium or low high. Would love for suggestions. I'm on a budget so every dollar counts.
What are your suggestions on motherboards and processor? I'm looking for a new one that'll last for a bit but also worth the price and not ridiculously expensive. Nothing with liquid cooling because I have no knowledge of installing it and stuff. I prefer AMD processors.
Ram is a whatever works type of deal. Currently DDR2 because of the motherboard.
GPU is probably where most of the money is going towards. I wouldn't mind anything giving me highest performance like on BF4 but I don't want to waste so much money.
I'll probably want a 1 TB harddrive and maybe experiment with SSD. Be great if you guys gave me some insight on how that'll work and the most price worthy SSD out there.
1.) I would love to run SLI with my GTX 560 and I could probably get another. Do you think it's worth the price or better off getting a new GPU instead.
2.) I'm really interested in going dual monitor. What do I need to get it started? I'm also an avid gamer so this computer setup should work to its benefit.
3.) Streaming, recording gameplays, and competitive. What will it take for me to get my computer running at optimum performance for this these types of gaming?
Note: Thank you guys in advance for looking at this thread. Really means alot for you to look at them. All opinions and comments are respected and all are considered.
Keep your current case and if you can also keep your PSU. I think SLI/Crossfire present to many challenges an problems. I just like having 1 GPU. For dual monitor you just need a GPu with 2 gigs of memory. For streaming and stuff software records at 30 fps. The reason I went with an Nvidia card in this case is that you can you shadow play to record gameplay directly from the card at 60 fps. That alone might make it a better but than an AMD card. However, shadow play is only in beta right now but I think it will make a difference for people who record. I am planning on using OBS (open broadcasting software) when I have the time to record. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28cxq
For a $850 build you wont be able to go dual monitor.
I would really suggest intel processors as they are more powerful but u can go with an fx 8350. AMD may not have shadowplay but fraps is good and there are many other recording software out there. The card is a lot more powerful than a 760 for about $70 more. The build is $8 above your budget but I have added a hyper 212 if you are going to overclock. If you are not going to OC you wont need it.