Hello everyone, I am looking to build a new gaming system and I haven't built one in a while so I am not up to date on the latest hardware. I know that I want one of the new AMD 8-core processors but other than that I am up for all of the help that I can get. So far here is what I have picked out:
Like I said earlier, I haven't built a pc in a long time so I am not 100% sure if all of this hardware is great (especially the PSU) so I am open to any changes that need to be made. The only thing that I would like to keep the same is the processor though I am willing to get the lower model 8-core processor. Also, my budget is between $1000 and $1500.
Ok, well I don't need windows because I get it through school and I am leaving monitors out of the cost. I think that the graphics card that you picked probably won't work for me. I guess I should have specified everything that I am planning on doing with the system.
I am a computer programmer and while I would like to be able to play games, like battefield 3 and skyrim, on ultra, I also need lots of monitors and performance for work as well. I plan on having at least 3 monitors hooked up to this system. I am also probably going to stick with the OCZ Agility 3 SSD.
However, other than the video card and ssd, I will probably get everything that you have recommended or wait until intel releases its upcoming socket and then make a decision.
NO. Waiting sucks, and Intel's new CPUs are several months away.
If you're planning to use multiple displays at one time, you should consider dual GPU configuration, at least GTX 560 Ti in SLI or GTX 570 in SLI, that after dropping the monitor and operating system.
Also, 60GB SSDs are least these days get the one you listed above.