I was wondering about your advice on a new PC i'm going to be building. I haven't built one in a while and just wanted to make sure everything checks out. I'm pretty sure there shouldn't be any conflicts but it never hurts to ask just to be sure. thanks in advance.
Budget is around 1100or 1200ish and will primarily be used for gaming. Parts are listed below.
The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.
Thanks for all the replies and input. Also, sorry for the late post. I haven't really been up to date in cards lately, so I'll consider bumping up to the 1Gb; It's probably unnecessary but we'll see. I won't be OC'ing the machine at all so i'll most likely go with the cheaper heatsink as well. I'll try to update you when i have a more concrete decision. thanks again.
The only reason i chose different memory is because on NewEgg the new Mobo lists the memory standard as DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800. I didn't see 1600, so is that irrelevant? Also, does the RAM you specified come in 2x2GB kit?
I'll most likely switch the HD for more space as well per Twoboxers suggestion. Thanks.