I am looking to build a new computer, mainly to be able to play battlefield 3 when it comes out. My problem is I am on a $700 budget from the wife.
I have spec'd out everything from newegg which seems to be the best I can come up with, but I wanted to get some opinions before I actually went through with anything. I will need a new monitor and Windows, so there is almost 200 right off the bat. That doesnt leave me much room to play around with, so this is what I came up with, tell me what you think...
Approximate Purchase Date: End of this month Budget Range: 700 after rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: No Preference Overclocking: Probably not, but always possible SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, but always possible Monitor Resolution: New Monitor needed
The motherboard was one of my concerns. If I were to upgrade that, could I downgrade something else?
I really want to have a decent video card, is the Radeon HD 6850 the bottom of the 'decent' cards or could I go down a little there?
Unfortunately, nothing (in my opinion). You already have the best budget parts (at least in terms of quad core and being able to handle something like battlefield). Although I personally can't say if you can go lower than a 6850 for Battlefield 3 like you mentioned, I do agree on upgrading the motherboard seeing as it'll be responsible for being "future-proof" as well as still being able to upgrade the other parts later.