SWTOR gaming PC (looking for suggestions) 1750$ buget
Title says all looking for computer to run SWTOR on full settings and need suggestions im new and dont know what to really use. Or much of anything. $1750 budget http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WZ0HQ6?tag=banforbucga08-20&camp=213761&creative=393545&linkCode=bpl&creativeASIN=B004WZ0HQ6&adid=1D5HY6HMTBWA3ZGXSGFA& thinking those for the graphics cards? Are those good? All help is appreciated!
To give you some perspective, I run a Q6600 at 3.0 GHz, 4 gigs DDR2 800MHz ram; and two GTX 460 1GB in SLI, 775Mhz clock, 1550Mhz shader. With those I currently run SWTOR maxed out at 1920x1200 with around 40-60fps.
But a lot of that is old technology. GTX 460 1GB are also cheaper nowadays, 2 of those can run you around $320-$400 and will out perform a $500 card.
So to put it simply based on the beta settings available, if you built a system for $1000 you should have no problem playing that game or most others maxed out.
if you want a screaming system i'd go with z68 board, 2500k or 2600k CPU, 8 gb of ram, 120gb SSD SATA III, a 590 GTX, 1200 watt psu, and you can get a nice after market cooler / a small watercooling premade kit.
You should be able to get 4.5ghz easy OC on the 1155 cpu, the video card may seem like a bit much, but I always look toward the future. The 460s are good cards, as stated above, but 590 run almost as good as 2x 580s ($1100 worth of GPUs) for $750. It also leaves room for a 2nd 590 to be added in the future to do quad-sli for another boost of GPU power when you need it
You should be able to get all of what I just said for well within your budget, and run every game on max settings with max AA / AF for at least 2 years+. (And like I said, if 2 or 3 years down the road you find that you need more power, throw in another 590 which will be much cheaper then and you'll be ready to go) Basically it leaves a lot of room for upgrades. If you get 2x 460s, I suspect you wont be happy with it sooner, and when you go to upgrade you'll end up spending more.
Just my 2 cents.
With that kind of a budget, you can get a really killer system and it'll last you quite a while without ever having the need to upgrade. And for this system I'd recommend getting a no-maintenance liquid cooler like the Corsair H100 you'll be able to clock the i5 way past 4.5GHz without any efforts. You could also substitute the H100 for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 and a Geforce GTX 580, which ever you'd prefer. Here's what I would recommend:
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2 - $99.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $180.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Corsair H100 - $119.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1.5V PC1600MHz - $64.99
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB - $197.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB - $74.99
Optical: Lite-On 24X DVD Burner - $18.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
Keyboard / Mouse: Microsoft Cordless Desktop 5000 - $50.99
Monitor: Acer G245HQ 24" LED 1080p - $149.99
Ghost641 said:Honestly i am such a noob with this stuff. I would like need someone to walk me through what is what and stuff.
If you don't know what you're doing and can't google the right guides, I'd suggest going to alienware and spending your corporate dollars there. Spending more than $1000 on an MMO computer is insane.