Hello. I am going to be building a budget Llano PC. I want to play games like battlefield 3 multiplayer on medium settings and civilization V. I would also like to be able to play the next couple of generations of bf games and all total war/rts games for years to come. Here is the list:
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: £500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing web, MS word
Parts Not Required: I need everything.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Well known UK sites.
Should I go with intel? The only reason I first decided to go amd in this build is because I wish to overclock this system and to do that with ease on an intel machine i would need at least an i5 2500k and a p67 mobo which would be way way out of my budget considering that I need an OS and a monitor in that price as well.
The other reason why I'm thinking AMD is because I have a slight soft spot for them. I suppose I would get a better upgrade path with lga 1155 but I am still unsure.
Anyone get any ideas on the 6670, RAM and monitor? This is what I came up with:
That comes in significantly lower that my budget(without GPU). I count around £360 if you include the odd p&p charge. Should I discard the LLANO part altogether and get a phenom x4 and am3 motherboard? Should I just use the money saved to get a 6870? Please could you help me as I am really stuck!