Acquired some money and looking to poor it into a new setup so i can play the latest and greatest games. I want to be able to run them fast and with a good frame rate, but it doesn't have to be anything too killer I'm asking here because I'm more of a software guy and haven't kept up with any of the new hardware so i figured you guys could help me out
Have a ATI Radeon HD 4600 GPU and amd phenom 9850 quad core processor sitting around, but i think both are pretty outdated with the stuff thats available now days.
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week
Budget Range: ~1200$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming (java ), web surfing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any established/trusted site
Parts Preferences: Seems the sandy bridges setup is the way to go, but i'm not sure?
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900. might buy a new monitor if you guys think it would improve the experience
Additional Comments: don't care about case looks or fan sound really. just the actual performance XD
Build allows for adding 2nd GFX card at a later date and MoBo offers a full industry standard 3 year warranty. Cooler tops the Hyper 212 by 7C. CP-850 PSU gets 10.0 jonnyguru performance rating....XFX Core edition gets 9.5 .... SSD is 550 MBps