Hey all, I've been looking at a new build for myself and I wanted to get some advice from the people on here. I've done one build before this one but I'm still having a bit of trouble finding the best bang for my buck.
Approximate Purchase Date: The next 3-4 weeks.
Budget Range: Around 800-900. I can go a bit higher, this is just my ideal price range.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies and the typical internet browsing and whatnot.
Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, and anything else that doesn't directly run the computer.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: I have no preference, I'm after whatever gives me the best bang for my buck.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Obviously, the lower the price, the better. If something will give me a small upgrade for a noticeable price difference, I probably wont want that.
I have looked at a few things so far and I have a small list of parts that is subject to change based on what advice you guys give me. I'm missing a couple things such as a cpu cooler and a psu. Any help is very much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your help. That definitely saves me a lot of money. Now, I do have a question. What would be the difference, in both price and performace, between an intel cpu and an amd cpu at around the same specs. Does it just come down to preference? Or is there a substantial difference between the two? Sorry for the newbie questions and I really appreciate your help.
Well in DIY for best results for the $$ one could zoom in on areas that result in the best improvement and amongst the list of tasks u mentioned, gaming would benefit better with some grunt in the GPU dept ^^
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.
Ok, very good to know. I have one last question, how future proof am I with the build you gave me? I would like to, if possible, have a bit of wiggle room for upgrade in the future. Again, thank you for all your help.