Hey all, working on a new computer after too many years away from the scene. Been doing a ton of research trying to bring myself into the "modern" gaming pc world. When I last left it, we were excited about PCI-E on the horizon and discussing the pro's of PC3200 over PC2700. So after getting a little bit up to pace, I have a few specific questions.
I'm hoping to have this built on paper, paid for, and built in reality in a month or so hopefully.
I will primarily be gaming with it. Sad to admit, but being built to play SWTOR first and foremost, but also looking to play other games now and in the future. I mostly will probably be playing MMOs, single-player RPGs, and a few FPSers.
In the beginning it will be running on a monitor with 1600x1200 resolution, however I plan to upgrade soon to an HDMI monitor with a higher resolution.
I'm debating between: (listed cheapest to most expensive)
If you're looking for something more powerful, the 7870's should be in stock in a few days, cost around 350$ and offer performance similar to a GTX 580! The 7870 can also run on that 500W power supply!
^^ What he said. Either get the one that I first linked or this one (10$ more, but I can tell you the Sapphire will run quieter and produce less heat than the XFX since I had the 6850 version of both of these cards a few months ago).