My friend has an older laptop that he's currently using for gaming, and now wants to build a desktop. He is willing to spend up to $1000 for the build, but that budget must include a monitor as well.
Approximate Purchase Date: In two weeks Budget Range: $800 - $1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Live videocasting, Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 7, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, and amazon Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: probably AMD CPU Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: NEEDS A MONITOR (1920 x 1080) Additional Comments: Wants to be able to play newer games on high settings and future proof
I like the Radeon HD 6850 for gaming budget builds, but it seems to have gone up in price since the last time I checked.
loserdork, i think thats one of the best builds you'll get for your price range with a monitor. you specified an AMD cpu but the 2500K allows a lot of room for overclocking. the cpu and memory pack are excellent too, only possible downside for mobo is crossfire bridge cable not included...which really isn't a problem
That monitor isn't worth is as the small physical size of the screen is going to make icons microscopic when it's running at native resolution.
You need at least a 23" for better view of 1920x1080.
And do you really need LED? If you got a lot to spend, then no problem, but when you have a price limit a typical LCD will get the job done as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A "gaming" computer isn't link to a Core i5 2500K or Core i7 2600K. It seems some here thinks that you must get a "K" CPU for gaming or else it's not good.