Hello first time poster long time lurker and I'm posting to see if you guys could make any recommendations on the items I've chosen for my first build PC and also if there are any compatibility issues with the components I've chosen.
Approximate Purchase Date: May-June
Budget Range: Preferably not over $850
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (not worried about running games at the absolute best), Running around two virtual machines, General purpose.
Parts Not Required: PSU (Bought a Antec TP-750 Blue), mouse, keyboard, speakers, Win7 Home Premium, RAM.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: AMD, Asus mobo, ATX case and mobo
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: It’s a 720p Television that’ll I’ll be using via HDMI
Additional Comments: Willing to go a couple of bucks over, but would like to remain around $850.
Alright so here are the parts I’m thinking of using any information on compatibility issues or recommendation would be very much appreciated:
Total Prices: Before Rebates $829.92 (GTX 460 1 GB) and $849.92 (HD 6850 GPU) After Rebates $779.92 (GTX 460 1 GB) and $819.92 (HD 6850 GPU)
Really leaning towards the GTX 460 as it will get me well below my price range. Also the games I'll be looking to play are StarCraft II, Half Life Series, Portal 2, BFBC2, Mass Effect Series, and Crysis 2.
You could check out my build guide for 600$, then since you have 800, just change the i3 2100 to an i5 2400. That'll put you at around 670$. Give you way more perf. Since you have 30$ more, just add a 6870 instead of the 6850.