hey there guys. I dont really know much about PCs and would love some help with building a new gaming pc, or even buying a pc which has already been put together. i'm looking to build a pc that can handle games like battlefield 3 and crysis on at least high to ultra settings. i'm also planning on playing a lot of diablo 3. so what do you guys recommend? by the way i do not wish to exceed around $800 but will if needed.
Approximate Purchase Date: in a few weeks
Budget Range: $800-$1000 (don't mind going a bit over)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (diablo 3, battlefield 3)
Parts Not Required: keyboard and mouse (planning on buying a razer mouse and keyboard unless there's something better you guys recommend)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com
Parts Preferences: the best that's out there!
Overclocking: i'd rather not overclock seeing as i'm not too experienced with computers. wouldn't want to break anything or void the warranty either.
SLI or Crossfire: not sure what this means
Monitor Resolution: I do not have a monitor at the moment so need a new one
Additional Comments: a transparent case that shows the inside of the computer with cool lights would be a huge plus but not necessary. if you guys could recommend a great monitor as well with hdmi preferably 24"-30", what ever would have the highest frame rate with a budget of $800-$1000.
Wait... is the monitor and/or OS included in your budget? I'm assuming not. Anyway, here's my suggestion. You can bump the Corsair 400R up the line a bit for the side window (like... 650 or something... 500R might have a window).
This should do really well with most games. Keep in mind this is for overclocking. Overclocking is actually really easy, as long as you're not stupid. It's done through software and the intimidating BIOS (which isn't all that difficult to navigate... really), and as long as you're not stupid and read up a bit on it, you should be fine. If you have any concerns, feel free to post them here!
hey thanks for the help. do you think with overclocking, the system could handle diablo 3 or battlefield 3 at highest settings? if not, what upgrades could be made to handle those settings but wouldn't be that much over $1000?
It could handle Diablo 3 at highest settings, and more (without overclocking). BF3 will be playable, but not above 60fps... probably around 40 or so. If you turn down AA a bit, then you'll get above 60fps easy. If you overclock the 7850, you should be fine as well.