Hello community, I'd really like to put together my own gaming pc, but I'm worried how all the individual parts are going to come together. I'm not new to computers, but I've never built a pc from the ground up before. I have a rough idea what I want, but the more I read online the less sure I am of all my choices. My current purchase list looks like this:
Thats it. I hope to be able to max out most modern games. I realize it's not completely top of the line so I'm not expecting crysis 2 on ultra high, but if i'm dropping all this money I want it to do the job, so if theres something in this build you find to bottleneck my performance I'd upgrade no problem. I guess if anyone sees any compatibility issues or any poor choices I'd love to hear about it. Thanks in advance, Kyle.
Definitely agreed with what mdd1963 said. You should look at getting a better video card. All dx11 cards are not created equal. Not even close. You take a gts 450 and compare it to a gtx 590 and you will not get even remotely close results for gaming. Yeah, both are dx11 and can run the same games, but the gtx 590 will run it vastly better. (not that I'm suggesting that you get a gtx 590. I'm just using that as an example). I would go for at least a gtx 460 if you want to do any real gaming. I would consider going up to a 6870 or 6950 if you can afford it. The gaming difference would be HUGE.