Im currently thinking about buying a new gaming system and wondering if i could get some help putting together a parts order list from newegg.com. Ive seen the 1250 comp build and was looking at it as a guide line. But the i see people saying you can build and i7 machine with the new GForce gtx 295. I currently play games like wow, CoD, ect on a 1900x1200 screen, will downgrading to a different graphics card affect my game play by alot? what card would you suggest using?
Im looking at spending around 1000 dollars, no more then 1100. I was wondering if someone could post a sample i7 build. Is it possible to maintain a ~1000 budget using a gtx 295? If not, what card would you guys suggest going with?
What mobo would you suggest going for with the i7.
An i7+GTX295 is only available to people willing to spend $1600+, both are out of your budget range. If you want to game, then you should consider a Phenom II or Core 2 build. You can build a very basic i7 for $1100, but it won't be able to play games on 1920x1200 resolution.
Ok, so all your doing is playing CoD and WoW right, now, but these games will run at like 90 FPS on a Phenom II/4870 system at 1920x1200. The system I picked out is under your budget, so take whatever money you have left over and in a year or two when the 4870 just isn't enough and a second 4870 or simply replace your 4870 with whatever DX11 cards are out in full force then.
MykC's build will be fine for what you want, My suggestion was based on the assumption you wanted the best thing possible for your money, but you can go cheaper and have fine results for what you play. If you want to play Crysis though, you should get a 4870x2.
We sometimes just assume things and just get things all wrong. Seriously, there should be a sticky template that has like 10 questions on it that paints a clear picture. Keyboard, mouse, speakers, os, desk, computer chair and study light?
Thanks for the infromation. Itll all help, As for the note on the monitor, i do not need one.
AS for switching to the phanom 3, that works for me, i was shooting for the i7 because some people where saying that you might as well go with the new chip arcitecture for upgard purposes down the road, but if its out of range its out of range.
Yup, the 720BE is a great value CPU. Even though it's not too shabby at stock speeds, make sure you read some overclocking guides so that you can get the most out of it. I'm not too crazy about the stock cooler on that chip, but cooler MykC suggested for you ought to do great.