I want to build a gaming PC because my current PC sucks. It is an HP a6700y (dont be jealous of my GPU, Geforce 6150se)
i would like this PC to run Arma 2 and 3 on high settings. Other games like BAttlefield 3 would be nice to play on high to ultra too.
Please giv advise because i do not know how this stuff works. i know only the basic componets ( CPU,GPU,Mobo ect.)
Approximate Purchase Date: Summer of 2012
Budget Range: $850 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: General > Gaming > Photos
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS ( my OS is Windows Vista i most likely wil upgrade to 7 or 8 when it comes out.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, microcenter.com
Parts Preferences: processor above 3.0 ghz quad core or better
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: N/A
Additional Comments: Preferred GPU GTX 560 ti or GTX 570
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX
GPU: Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA Series Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz quad
RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB (2 X 4GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
PSU: Corsair CX500 v2
Case: NZXT M59 w/ extra fans
All parts were purchases off of newegg
This will cost you around $850. I sort of wanted a brand name machine that's why the performance components are either Corsair or Gigabyte but if that's not important go for a cheaper MOBO, GPU, and PSU. In my opinion I think that the Radeon HD 6850 in CrossfireX perform better than a Nvidia GTX 570 and with the motherboard I have I'm not at a lose of PCI x16 slots. In a price comparison the cheapest Radeon HD 6850 is less than half of a Nvidia GTX 570. You may think that a 500Watt PSU is not enough, but it's works great for me. I have yet to have a problem with any of my parts and it plays almost everything I give it on high to ultra settings.
Hope this helped.