Help please,BF3 has been out for awhile and tryin to build a new pc for this and skyrim.I've read till my eyeballs are bleeding I had a system picked out but then read that the AMD fx's sucked and the way to go is Intell, is this true?
Approximate Purchase Date: tonight or tommorrow just like to get it here by next week
Budget Range:$900-1000 but like to keep it as low as I can
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,web
Parts Not Required: I have a ATI Radeon 6950 2 gb dirt 3 edition card and a 27"led 1080p monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country: North America
Parts Preferences: No Preferences just as long as it plays BF3 with no problems
Overclocking: Not now but maybe down the road
SLI or Crossfire: Not now but maybe down the road
Additional Comments: I like to use a cooler master haf 922 case.like I said I had picked out a fx-8150 on a asus sabertooth mobo till I did some reading around.
yea, dont bother with an i7, waste of a hundred bucks for gaming, you could even probably go with an i3 CPU for gaming, they are only dual core but they pack a punch, from tests they can outgame even phenom2 x6 CPUs. and for any sandybridge (i5, i3, i7, etc) you need an LGA 1155 mobo, probably a p67 or z68 if you are going to use a video card anyway, and z68 is expencive but you can use ivy and i think the gen after that in er too if you ever feel the need.
Here's a build you'll be pleased with built around a Haf 922 from newegg that will allow overclocking and xfire. Since we came in a little under budget you may want to swap the power supply for something that will handle 2x 6950s out of the gate (I chose the Antec in the build because it is a good power supply on sale today).