Hi everybody, first time computer builder here! I'm moving up from a laptop that can barely run source games on the lowest settings, and I tried my best at researching to come up with an affordable budget gaming rig (operating system and monitor included!) for around ~$600 in total. Since I'm not necessarily tech savvy, I'd like to have any suggestions from you all on how to improve my current build that I have in mind. My intended use is gaming (of course), but I'll also be doing school work from time to time when needed. Mostly I'll be running source engine games (Counter Strike, TF2, etc), World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and the recently released Red Orchestra 2. I'd like to be able to play on high settings for the source engine games, and at least medium for Red Orchestra 2.
Awesome,that definitely helps me out, any time something is better quality for the same price/cheaper,I'm all for it! Thank a lot!
How about my other choices? Do they look acceptable? I'm concerned about getting a dual core, because I'm not sure how much longer they'll be valid when it comes to gaming, especially since I don't plan on overclocking.