Hi, I'm thinking about building a new gaming computer because I feel like the one I have now (HP) is not giving me the performance I want. I already have components that im currently using I can just move them over to the new system.
My budget is about $200-$350 that includes the CPU. so the motherboard and Case has to be give or take around $200.
I'm not looking for and extreme gaming PC or anything just something that's reasonable. If there are any other motherboard or case you recommend in the price range please let me know thanks. and sorry if I made a mistake, still new to all this custom PC deal.
I personally would go with a intel chipset over amd's. I have read blogs and in general they are a better performance and stability. though certain games play better on different systems and setups. So your almost tailoring your pc for a specific game or need these days. Amd cores are ok but intel tops them, however they are so rudely priced that I feel its not worth it untill they drop about half what they are which could take a year until they come out with something new to overprice. Still I would stick with Intel and one video card is more compatible with programs than an sli or crossfire setup.
If you found a nice mobo for a $100 that supports all the nice up to date components such as ram, video card and processor then definately get that. I work with an intell 2.4ghz core 2 quad on an asus mobo i got 3 years ago and it still works like a charm.
If he only had 200$ and thats all, if he got a 50-55$ case, that would leave him almost 150$.
He would need just a little more if he had to buy the GD70 from Newegg, right now he would get 15 back in MIR's.
The 955 is good enough for now, so finding a good motherboard is more important that having a better looking case.
I personally would consider that $100 GD70, and if not I would get one of those cases and go for the GD65 or the
AsRock Deluxe3! That is if you only have 200$, I would get a 890FX board, they are nice!