Hello everybody, im new to building a pc and looking build to game one. I would like someone to look over the parts i picked so far and comment on what should be changed.
Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of March
Budget Range: 550-620 dollars
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, some web browsing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Win7 OS, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, us.ncix.com
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel cpu if possible
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
Additional Comments: I want to be able to run Saint's row 3 and Skyrim at high settings on my monitor's naive resolution. I would so like to know if i should use a different hard drive for my build, this one is more expensive then i like it to be.
Skyrim is by far one of the more cpu intensive titles out today. The build looks solid but the 2100 is going to struggle at ultra settings. At high settings and at your sub 1080 resolution is should hold its own however.
You can see in this review the 2100 is averaging 46fps at 1920x1080. That's on ultra and as the article states once you start scaling back the settings the i3 handles the game fine.
If you are building in march, pick your parts at the end of February the earliest. There is a whole new series of AMD graphics cards coming out by then plus general price levels tend to drop and newer products become available. By then, you could/should be looking at a HD7850.