Hi everyone, I need some advice on building a new gaming rig. I'm looking for components that are capable of running any game at at least 60 fps in 1080p, preferably 1440p.
I don't want the system to cost ridiculous money but I'd like some idea's on a good 1440p monitor, what Intel cpu would be appropriate from the i5-i7 range, a large case with plenty of space, maybe a ~100GB SSD and a good Mobo for Overclocking. I might also need a larger HDD.
Current Rig :
AMD Phenom ii X4 965 (OC to 3.8 GHz)
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Mobo
Fractal Design Core 1000 Series Micro ATX Case
Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600 MHz
HD7870 XT GPU
I think ~700W PSU
7200RPM HDD 500GB
As you can see, my current rig isn't bad, I built it on a tight budget but it struggles in more cpu intensive games/scenarios (e.g. GTA IV, GW2, BF4, Modded Skyrim)
In most games I hover around at least 40fps+ on ultra / high but I'd like a smoother more graphically intense experience.
I would like this to be more of a system rebuild focused for an intel system.
I will likely want to hold onto my current GPU, RAM and PSU for now unless you feel I should replace it.
In this system I am perfectly fine with a good OCable cpu, and if need be include an aftermarket cooler.
I need suggestions since all I mostly know about is AMD since they were cheaper than intel whilst I was building my previous system.
The i5 OCs to 4.5GHz stable easily. The best gamer's CPU.
That MoBo can do wonders with OCing, highly recommended.
R9 290X 4GB Tri X, OMG this's the boss in gaming, expect 60+ FPS in any game on ultra on 1440p, 80+ FPS on FHD!
120GB SSD + 2TB HDD, enough space.
I guess you'll be good to go with your current PSU and RAM along with this build.
60+ FPS on any game on ultra on 1440p as you wished
Okay I went through the list and it seems good thanks for the help. (Party was delayed...)
Although I'm concerned about the power usage for my PSU, would you be able to give an estimated power usage if I overclocked both the cpu and gpu (including the other components too)
Also do you have any idea's for a good 1080/1440p monitor 60/120Hz?