Hi all, been reading on here for awhile now just never posted. Im looking at building a new computer, it will be basically only for gaming. I was looking in to getting the Intel Q9400 as I have always had Intel, but are there better AMD processors or Intel processors for that matter that are around the same price? Recommended mother boards would also be a big help as well, i would like to be able to run SLI but not worried to much about OC as i want this computer to last as long as possible
lol i see that you edited that last post. ; ) if you can give me a budget to work with i can suggest you a great gaming build.
and to answer a few of your ?'s currently AMD/ATI is the best bang for your buck in terms of performance. The x3 720 cpu is the sweet spot for a budget build. But again if you can give me a budget to work with and also the parts that you don't need (e.g. monitor, keyboard, mouse...)
i have nothing picked out, and i have no real budget, i just want to know some stuff that works together so i can start looking with an idea. The only thing i have really set so far is i didnt want to go over 250 for a processor. Like i said, i want it to last awhile.
The lower the resolution the easier it is to max out games with the same gpu. And it is very hard to suggest a build with no budget. Take a few minutes and fill out this. If you have no budget, at least give us an approximate amount you are willing to spend. And if you do not know your resolution what size is your monitor or do you plan on buying a new one?
This is an extremely solid build for the price and will allow you to max every game currently out. I am guessing your monitor resolution is 1680x1050 or 1440x900. This build totals $916.89 before shipping and also w/out rebates. Let me know what you think.
like i said before, i have no real budget. i dont need a super computer, just one to game on, and id like it to last probably about 3 years. I want to pick a good processor for under 250, then kind of decide around that what with compatible motherboard choices and stuff what i want to get.
nope i chose a good cpu cooler. i have the same mobo and it is very nice and that cpu cooler is confirmed to fit on it without blocking any slots. I originally purchased a different cpu cooler called the xigmatek dark knight but it blocks the first 2 ram slots. You should be able to get a pretty nasty overclock with that cooler too.
Also the case is a very good case for cooling. All your temps should be good with all of the parts I selected. I am sure some other regulars on here will comment on it, but IMO that is a very solid build and I think you will be quite happy with it!