I am in the process of upgrading my computer so I can handle strategy games easily. I need opinions on the CPU and GPU I should get if I want to run games like Wargame: European Escalation, Stronghold 3, Tropico 4: Modern times and other such games.
I cant afford too much ($150 max for the GPU, $200 for the cpu, or just $350 total) but I would like to play the games at 1080p (I use a 42" TV). Also I would prefer if i could handle high/ultra on these games, the lowest I want to go is medium.
Also I was considering the following -
Sapphire Radeon HD7770 1GB GHZ Edition OC (will be used in PCI E 3.0 slot)
Intel Core i5 2320 @ 3.0Ghz
Along with 4gb of RAM
Thankyou in advance for you input/advice and keep the budget in mind.
If I went to 8Gb of RAM, would the GPU still be holding me back from high/ultra settings? What card would you suggest to improve this? Must have HDMI, and be 1080p compatible. Also PCI E 3.0 is preferred.