So basically, i've spent the last month researching and looking at different builds and i'm still really none the wiser on what is good/bad/best/alright and i'm a little frustrated and finding it a bit daunting. Could anyone recommend a decent build for under $1000. i just want to be able to play bf3 really, and skyrim. if i could play on med-high with at least 50/60fps i'd be really happy. it'll probably be at least another month before i put this build together, as i've just had a few weeks off work over christmas and funds are a little low. so any tips, help, builds, components you think i should check out, stuff getting released soon would be greatly appreciated.
There will be no bottleneck with current gen PCIe slots. Also do you have a preference for HD 6950 or 560 TI? The Radeon 7000 series will be worth waiting for so you could get a cheap card that lets you play on low for now, and sell it and get a 7xxx card in the future.
So i went 4 x 2gb of ram. as far as i'm aware, the more slots used the better?
i already have a 500gb hdd, that will do just fine for now, and a cd drive. so i just went with a 60gb ssd for the os, and probably bf3.
Um, i don't really have a preference for either the HD 6950 or the 560 TI
is there much of a difference? which is better/would you recommend. I'd probably end up adding another in the future as well, so i guess, whichever would work better sli'd or crossfired i guess.
how much do you think the 7000 will be worth?
also, i live in australia, so i'll probably just order parts a little more locally, i guess it'll end up being a little bit more expensive than the prices on newegg.