I am currently looking for a $700 gaming desktop that can handle all kinds of games.
I actually have a $800 budget, but shipping and everything just adds up to too much. Please use special deals to lower the price.
I live in canada so i prefer websites like newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca and canadacomputers.com. If you can find good deals anywhere else, feel free to post it down. These websites are just websites i use the most.
I need you guys to include almost everything. I will upgrade it once in a while so please give me some upgrade plans or something for your build.
CPU, GPU, HSF, HDD, RAM, Mobo, DVD, Case, and OS.
This is my first build so please try to not make things too complicated.
Can i change the GTX460 to maybe a HD 5770? I think i can fit the core i3 if i did that. Or would this build be the best one for me? I don't know much but many of my friends said athlon is not that good.
^ The i3 530 no doubt is better than the X3 440...
But the main reason for the X3 is that is also a very good gaming CPU and with the money saved on the CPU, you get a very good graphics card, better suited for higher resolutions like 1080p...
But if you have a lower resolution, then the HD 5770 would suffice...
Yeah, I'd have gone with the 870 as well, but seeing as the $50 price difference only gives you USB 3.0, I'm going with the 770.
And to save just 15 bucks, sacrificing 1600 for 1333 just didn't feel right.
I'll take Intel any day ahead of AMD as long as you can afford it.
Going with the i3 will cost you 'bout 50 - 70 bucks extra. The 5770 is plenty good, but if you wanna play @ high settings at 1920 X 1080, you might wanna consider keeping the 460. What's your monitor resolution?
I'm just going to stick wthe athlon build. Does anyone have possible upgrade plans for this computer? I might add another gtx460 so I can maybe SLI. But i don't think the motherboard supports SLI. Another 4 gbs of ram i guess.
I'm going to be using this computer for 4 years, I have lots of time to save money and buy new parts.
I also heard you can "Unlock" the 4th core in X3 440. I don't know how to do that, can anyone please explain to me?
^ The cards that would replace the HD 57xx series would be out by October most probably...
As for unlocking the CPU(If possible, as it is a hit or a miss, so I wouldnt completely rely on that), the newer mobos like the 870/ 880/ 890GX series boards have a Core Unlock option in the BIOS and the 785/ 770/ 790 series boards have ACC option, when set to Auto, unlocks the core, but you would have to test them for stability though...