Hello all, I am new to tomshardware and I wanted to ask for a $500 Gaming PC that can run DayZ at Good settings, I can go up to $600 but thats the max I can go. I need everything since I am starting from scratch and my laptop is good but bad (getting old so its becoming bad). Anyways, thanks in advance for the feedback I will get.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
ASAP, a month or 2.
Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
$500, I can go to $600 MAX.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Mostly gaming, streaming, surfing the internet, and a little bit of Editing (video and photo editing)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
I am buying a monitor, please include in the build.
Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
None, starting from scratch.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
I need to buy OS (I prefer Windows 7) Include in the build please.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Does not matter, whichever has cheaper/better price, but it doesn't really matter.
Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
San Diego, California, USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
I'm not really sure which is better so pick for me. But if I had to pick, Intel. Not sure why.
Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
Maybe, more than likely not if my budget for the build isn't enough to overclock.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
Not sure what resolution. If I had to pick 1280x1024 but I can take 1024x768 if my budget isn't enough for 1280x768.
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
I would like it to run DayZ at decent settings. I also play a lot of LoL, I would like it to run at decent settings also. I will be using OBS for streaming and Photoshop and Sony Vegas for editing.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
I want to start getting into PC gaming and start streaming for fun.