hi.a friend of mine wants to play gta iv with ultra high texture mods and stuff.some thing like this- http://youtu.be/NsNXkR4zelY
his current specs are-
some intel board
antec 1200 v3
2 tb storage and corsair force gt 120gb ssd.
budget is $1000 or less. preferred sites-any good canadian shopping site.
i don't know much about the requirements of gta iv graphic mods.some input is needed.
It really depends on the mods. This is where you're going to have to do some independent research. Some mods are poorly coded and are resource hogs. Others, not so much.
Mods will eat up alot of RAM(the regular kind) and more importantly alot of VRAM.
Research your mods, pick out the best video card your friend can afford. Keep in mind since he's upgrading his CPU, this will most likely require a RAM upgrade and of course a motherboard upgrade. This will eat up a significant portion of his budget.
Also note, the next GTA is due out this fall... seems a waste to build a system around a game that's about to be replaced.