Hey everyone, first time poster but I was told you guys give great advise here. Anyway, recently my aging PC's motherboard blew so I'm in the market for a decent gaming PC but I am dirt poor and can only spend at the max about $600.
Approximate Purchase Date: End of the month or beginning of next.
Budget Range: $500-$600 (after rebates but the less money the better)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching videos
Parts Not Required: Only need a new tower, I have everything else. Keyboard, mouse, speakers, headphones, monitors, etc.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: None really, as long as its cheap and it works.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Would prefer it to be quiet but its not that big of an issue. Also, I've been known to play for long intervals at a time so I need it to keep cool under strain.
It's not that 6 core processors are bad for gaming, it's that they aren't designed for gaming and run their cores at a lower frequency and power. They are more for work stations and rendering whereas a dual or quad core will up their frequency to processes smaller bits quicker.
The 6850 with my diy link will work well if they come back in stock.
Would the six-core vs quad-core make much difference? I would really like to make it as cheap as possible while still being able to run current gen games on medium-high settings. All the other specs listed on newegg seem the same except the obvious 2.8/3.2GHz and a few reviews on newegg for the six-core say it runs games well. (I'm new at this so I don't know how trustworthy those are.) If it's not going to make THAT much of a difference I would rather go with the cheaper option.
Also, does anyone know if I could contact someone on newegg to see when/if they think they'll get that other graphics card back in stock or do they not answer questions like that?