Hi all! I've never built a computer before, but it's a project I've been thinking about a lot lately. All I have currently is a laptop that isn't very good for playing any games. I'm on budget, but willing to spend extra to get what I need. But what I need isn't necessarily the best there is. I'm not much for fast paced games like BF4. I would like the capability to play most newer games on medium-high settings with good frames, no stuttering. I've never had a high end gaming computer, so I think my head would explode if I were actually able to play games in ultimate with 120 frames or something crazy like that. Sounds pretty cool, but not something I really need. So with that in mind, these are the pieces I've been looking at. I'm still learning a lot about compatibility among everything else, so if there is anything that won't go together, I'd appreciate that knowledge. I'm linking them all from amazon because I find it easier to navigate the site to search for them, but when I buy them I'll probably do it from Newegg mostly, as I've heard that's the best place to look for the best prices and stuff.
An AMD APU (the CPU you have chosen) is not really something you want to get unless you are planning to use the onboard graphics.
750W power supply is complete overkill.
8GB of RAM is suggested.
You can get a better graphics card around that price.
So just before I do anything. What is your budget for this system?
What resolution monitor are you planning to use?
What games do you mostly look to be playing?
My budget is flexible... I guess I'd like to keep it under 800, but if I need to go over that I can. I've been saving up a while in preparation.
As for the games I mostly would be playing stuff like um... Divinity: Original Sin, Civ 5, and maybe Dayz. Most of the things I want to play are games I can't get for a console. They technically run on my laptop (except Dayz I haven't tried), but they're laggy to the point of being basically impossible to play. Is that enough of a list to get a picture of what kind of equipment I'd need?
As for the monitor, I was considering hooking it up to my TV so I can keep it all around the same area. Is that a horrible idea? I have an HDTV that's 1080p. If that's a bad idea let me know please, I wasn't kidding about being a complete novice when it comes to computers and their inner workings. Technology in general sometimes stumps me.
Anyways, thank you so much for your help so far, and taking the time to reply and help fix my build. I really appreciate it