I am looking to setup a gaming/HTPC system that will play "The Witcher 2" with almost max settings @ 1920 x 1200. Sadly my budget is US$600 (this should include S/H fees and/or taxes). I am open to buy Newegg and/or Amazon (by Amazon). Your recommendations are welcomed. Looking to purchase this week. Thank you for checking out this post.
Welcome to the forum. Sorry, The Witcher 2 is far to intense to run at max settings @>1080p for $600. See the build advice form first of all, and then also consider either waiting for more funds or revising your expectations.
Thank you all for this information! The case does not need to be small; a mid tower is fine to pass for my HTPC.
I will look into genghiskron's setup; Thank you jbakerlent.
Here is/was my core startup to create my computer:
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 925 $125
CPU Cooler AMD boxed heatsink/fan $0
Motherboard ASRock M3A770DE $60
RAM G.Skill 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3 10600) Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS $40
Graphics XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1 GB $197
Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320 GB SATA 3Gb/s $43
Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 $30
Power Antec EarthWatts Green EA380D 380 W $40
Optical Lite-On 24x DVD Burner SATA iHAS 124-04 $19
HTPC will be a secondary option for this computer so case size is not a huge issue. At the moment this is what I have selected; please provide suggestions if necessary. I do appreciate your responses (bad and good). Thank you.
But I have one problem, the chosen VGA does not have a display port that I need to hook up to my Apple monitor. I wish to stay with Intel/Nvidia setup but I would be willing to get an AMD-ATI VGA if it has a display port with the same price of the selected GTX560 and gaming performance. Wise words are welcomed.
My friend, get off the bong for a minute and hear me out. I can over clock the vanilla GTX 560 to get to the Ti version if needed. The box, in my case, is just a "box" nothing else; I am not planning to have it as a show case or inviting anyone to look at it. I know many here want nice looking boxes with some function but I am looking at just a functional enclosure at a "cheap" price. Either way, Thank you for your sincere input.