I'm looking to spend around $500-600 for a gaming rig, basically that can run most games on High settings at 35-50fps, or medium settings at 60+ fps. After taking into account the advice from many different sources, this is what I came up with:
As you can see, I have 2 processors listed: one is dual core, and one is quad core. I understand that the quad core will run quicker and cooler, and be better for multiple processes at one time, but HOW much better is it for a budget gaming PC? Is the extra $50 really going to make that much of a difference? If it's not going to be mind-blowingly better, I'll just stick with the dual core.
Is this a good setup?
Do you have any suggestions/changes?
Is there anything major that I'm leaving out (besides operating system)?
Are all these parts COMPATIBLE? (kind of a big deal here )