I was just wondering what kind of build I would be looking at for a gaming computer that could run all of todays games (WoW, SC2, I also play warhammer, and the like, with new ones upcoming like rift etc) on HIGH settings?
I've always had subpar computers which have hindered my gaming experience and now I think its time to build one that will:
-be able to play all/most of todays games on HIGH settings ( pref a high framerate, where it doesnt get uber choppy when ^&*% hits the fan like a high player concentration)
- wont crap out in a month
- that also wont break my bank (too bad at least)
could i get some possible recommendations for the whole price range? Meaning a system that may do this on the low end of the scale pricewise, and then med-high?
Haha I know im asking alot but bear with me. If anything was unclear Just ask and I'll try to reword it seeing as im not the greatest wordsmith.
I'm partial to Intel, since their chips outperform AMD's and I'm willing to pay for that difference if it's significant, so I would recommend something like an i5-2500K (~$210) + ASRock Extreme4 P67 mobo (~$150) and a GTX 560 (~$250), which together runs about ~$600, but the rest of the parts are significantly cheaper.
I think boiler1990's suggestions are probably the best for you budget. I'm building one right now with same stuff. But if you don't overclock, you don't need the i5-2500K processor (K=unlocked multiplier for overclocking). You could just go with a standard i5-2500 for 20 bucks less. Also, something to remember is that the 1155 mobos only support 16 lanes of PCI-e for a full 16x for gfx card. The easiest way to get a big boost in frames is to add a second gfx card and run in SLI (although it must be the exact same card). With the 1155 mobos and SLI, each card will only run at half the bandwidth (8x each) so, basically reducing the potential of a SLI setup. Some of the higher end 1155 mobos will have the NF200 chip that will allow for full 16x bandwidth for each card. This might be an option as you can always add another card later. However, 1155 mobos are just coming back from being recalled. However, I did see a couple today on Newegg, but none sporting the NF200 yet. If you want the new Intel CPUs (sandy bridge), you'll still have to wait a bit longer. I am, and I recommend that you do too cuz they'll be worth it. Just check out the reviews here. Hope that helps.