Hi Guys im just wondering what you guys would recommend for a Semi-Gaming System.
The main sort of Games I would be playing is FPS's such as TF2, the COD series and most probably the upcoming bad company 2.
I was thinking of something along the lines as:
- Intel Core i5 661 Clarkdale 3.33GHz Dual Core
- Sapphire 5770 1gb VAPOR-X
- G.SKILL Eco Low Voltage 4GB kit (2GB x 2) DDR3-1600
- ASUS P7P55D mobo
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM 32MB
any suggestions on case and powersupply
Just like to comment that I live in New Zealand so im kind of restriced from using sites like newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, etc. But a site will probably will use is New Zealand sites: www.playtech.co.nz, www.computerlounge.co.nz
Im kind of a noob at this so suggestions are appreciated ;D
ahh yes thats true didnt really pay much attention to the HDD, it was just one of the cheaper options that left more money to spend on other things.
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $109.00
Brings total build cost to $1160
Though if you only want a 'semi' gaming system you could save you self about $250 and settle for a less powerful system, this is probably more then you are asking for, though will do well for games released in future as well i presume.
in that case id go with the first option i mention but get the samsung F3 drive and instead of the i5 750 get the i5 661, its 3.33Ghz costs $40 more but is the best option if your not overclocking. That comes down to $1111, give or take depending on the case you get, just choose something you like the look of. Make sure you get one that dosent come with a powersupply unless you know its a decent brand and is at least 80% efficient.
If you havent sourced all the parts yet, it would alot better for future upgradability to get Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 Motherboard, because it supports 8x 8x in SLI, if you wanted to get another HD5770. the mobo i chose earlier had only 16x 4x, so SLI wont be an option.
P7P55D says its $309, the one i posted before that is 8x 8x in SLI mode is the best/cheapest option if you wish to upgrade the GPU in the future.
Edit: sorry thats the deluxe version, the one i think your talking about is cheaper, but only 16x 4x in SLI, so although your dishing out some extra cash, you will save alot if you wish to upgrade in the future.