Need to build a new pc for gaming. Basically it should be able to play most if not all games at best settings. I've built PCs before but I haven't kept up to date with the latest trends.. Searched around so I sort of have an idea of what's recommended, but I would still like some feedback.
Anyway here goes:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: soon. by next week if possible.
BUDGET RANGE: around $1500. I don't mind going over, but only if there's a good reason to.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, OS. (I will probably use Windows 7 64 bit)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or other.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preference. Should I go Intel or AMD? if Intel i5 or i7?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. If I get a good card, do I need to SLI or Crossfire?
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel $90 Case
Monitor I have 2 22" monitors already but can consider a new one.
Anything else I need?
Totals to around $933( with the asus board) without shipping so far
As you can see I'm thinking Intel (mainly cause that's what I'm used to), do I need i7? For i5 or i7 which mobo would you recommend? Lastly for a video card, would a GTX460 play everything these days? Would it be better to get a higher end card (you know for future games... so I don't need to change soon)?
The GTX 460 is a good card, but not be powerful enough to play all the current games @ max settings...But with the above mobo and PSU, you can go SLI and I should say that SLI nowadays that too with the GTX 460, offers nearly 80-90% gains...
So later on if you want to, get 1 more in SLI...