Hi, I'd like some help on picking the parts for my next computer. I already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, so there's really no need for that. I must say, I'm not a fan of High Resolution gaming as I am of consitent high FPS with decent res and solid playability... so although I'm looking for a gaming computer, I'm not aiming to anything 1600 or higher. 1440 maybe... Maybe!.
Feel free to choose the processor you think will suit best, but know from now that my computer usage is not as CPU hungry as you may think, just when I compile stuff in FreeBSD, and when I game (But no image, video editing)... other than that, I think a quad-core AMD processor will be just fine (So focus more on the GPU). 6GB RAM would be really great, so DDR3 seems to be the way to go so I can take advantage of Triple channel. And I think 6GB are necessary since I'm practicly always using two systems at once: Windows as host, and FreeBSD or OpenBSD as guests.
Well here's the overall scheme:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A month margin, no longer than that.
BUDGET RANGE: 650-700$ (If you pass that range by a few extra bucks, don't mind it,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon.
COUNTRY: Venezuela. I actually have an 800$ budget but I'm saving room for shipment.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: No multimedia parts required. Just the case, the components, and maybe if there's enough room; two Optical drives.
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, whatever. I'm not any sort of fanboy. So as long as the part is rated well and does a goob job, I can go for it. In the mobo business, I would really prefer either Asus, or Gigabyte.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but not xtreme, just a littel push.
I'm not a fan of High Resolution gaming as I am of consitent high FPS with decent res and solid playability... so although I'm looking for a gaming computer, I'm not aiming to anything 1600 or higher. 1440 maybe... Maybe!.
Games: QuakeLive, Crysis, COD4,5, Operation Flashpoint 2, Unreal tournament, Farcry, Painkiller... Mainly FPS games, however I don't want a build for an specific game. I want a build capable of running anything on a mid res. As I mentioned, I'm not a high res fan and I don't need 1000X Antialiasing or High detail configurations, I just want to frag.