I'm wanting to build a gaming desktop and it would be my first build. The goal is to spend no more than 1k and have a comp that will run Diablo 3 and GuildWars 2 at max settings 60fps+. Could that be possible or achieved for cheaper? Thoughts?
Sorry bro, stayed behind work a little to get that done for you. It might be a little over $1k but a solid base machine. Maybe swap out the GPU for a lesser one if need be, but for those titles you'll want a beefy CPU and GPU.
dont get scared off the vertex 3. the new firmware works great and if it doesnt rma till it does. the performance is outstanding and ive had no problems with mine since the newer firmware (whereas i was bluescreening on the early firmware)
I'd go with the Antec power supply list above but go with a Crucial m4 128GB, they've had no issues like the older sandforce stuff. Go with an ASUS MB not the Gigabyte, my personal experience has been that the ASUS boards are much more reliable.