Hey guys, I'd like to get some recommendations for a new build, as my current pc is getting a little dated. I built it three years ago, but since then I haven't really paid attention to computers so I'm not really sure which components are being recommended these days.
Approximate Purchase Date: by the end of the year
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $600, could be higher
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD, DVD drive, PSU (reusing 600w)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but others are fine too
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nVidia GPU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
I'd like to be able to smoothly play BF3 and other new games on High settings at 1680x1050
All I need is a CPU, mobo, RAM, and GPU. All the other parts are covered, from my old build.
CPU - Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I'm leaning towards an i5 or i7, which ones are recommended for price/performance value?
Mobo - one that is decent for OCing
RAM - how much is good these days? 4 or 8gb? My old build was with 2gb of DDR2 lol
GPU - I prefer nVidia, so maybe the GTX560? I've heard good things about the HD6870 too but I've never used ATI before.
My budget is around $600 for these parts, but then again I don't really know the pricing of things so that could be too low. I could go higher if necessary, but I'd like parts with good bang for the buck.