I am looking to build my own computer for video games seeing as it is much cheaper than buying a computer whole. What I'm wondering is what parts I would need to get what I want. These are my reqs:
- be >$900
- run starcraft 2 WoL/HotS on high
- run some of the new games like x-com, total war: Rome 2, etc. at least on low settings with good fps ( I know these system reqs may not have been released yet, but I'm sure you can guess better then I what they might be)
- Preferably intel and nvidia as I am familiar with them (but if AMD would be better suited I am okay with that)
That's about it. I don't know much about computer parts and will probably pay someone to put it together for me if I can't figure it out from youtube videos.
These are the things I'm looking for:
3 things I could use help on, but I am more fmailiar with are:
Any help would be appreciated extremely. I know very little about what is compatible with what so I' leaving it up to your judgement. Just the name of each would be helpful and I can look up the price for myself. Thanks for helping me!
Yes I meant below $900. Im amazing at math and I can't believe I had mad such a stupid mistake. Sorry about that. Thank you Sunius for your answer, even supplying me with the prices and total! Way beyond the answer I was expecting to get.
40% difference? In apps and some synthetic benches, maybe.
In games, no.
The difference between AMD and Intel in gaming is small in current and older games that use fewer cores, thus favoring intel's superior per core performance. But in many recent games able to use 4, 6 and even 8 cores, the AMDs match and sometimes even pull ahead of intel. It all depends on the particular game and it's ability to use more cores or not.
Intel is still probably a better choice *right now* given his specific games. But thinking ahead the trend is already shifting toward using more cores. So consider this before deciding.