Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

[AMD] I need help with the specs for a gaming rig!

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 4, 2012 7:44:25 PM

I am trying to get into gaming with my friends but a nearly 6 year old Toshiba laptop just doesn't cut it.

I'm planning on getting an AMD Desktop as it has more power obviously for doing what I love to do. But the thing is, I don't exactly know that much about what is best and everything. I was hoping you guys could help me out with specs such as processor, video card, graphics card, sound card and such.

Thanks for reading. Oh, almost forgot. My budget is around $650

More about : amd specs gaming rig

June 4, 2012 7:55:25 PM

Intel is the much better performer in the gaming space. I am an AMD fan, but went Intel the last two rounds since they seem to be missing the mark since Intel Core series hit the ground. What is it exactly that you love to do?

What level of graphics quality are you looking for and in what games? What is the resolution you are looking to play at?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
June 4, 2012 7:56:14 PM

You might want to jump on over to the Systems > New Build section of the THG forums where they handle about a couple dozen of these requests per day.
And they are more in tune with current prices, sales and combo deals.

If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started
m
0
l
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 7:57:33 PM

With a single video card, the cpu doesn't matter all that much. I mean this is a BUDGET BUILD afterall.

You could go as low as a Intel i3 or FX4100, both go for around $110. Mobo's start around $55 for either.

If you want suggestions on a build, fill out the new build form in the new build section of the forum.
m
0
l
June 4, 2012 8:03:48 PM

po1nted said:
Intel is the much better performer in the gaming space. I am an AMD fan, but went Intel the last two rounds since they seem to be missing the mark since Intel Core series hit the ground. What is it exactly that you love to do?

What level of graphics quality are you looking for and in what games? What is the resolution you are looking to play at?


Well it's a good thing I'm not a fanboy of either, just simply looking for the best.

I love to game mostly. I might play around on Paint.net sometimes but I don't want to go into actual designing. I want something that will be able to run high demanding games such as Battlefield 3 and Guild Wars 2. And be able to still run around at 80 fps when all those explosions and spells are going off.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 8:13:46 PM

Then you want a Intel quad core. Like I said, fill out the new build form in the new build section if you want help, otherwise your just going to have a bunch of people asking you the same questions that are on the forum.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
June 4, 2012 8:19:57 PM

Cirkimo said:
Battlefield 3 ... around at 80 fps when all those explosions and spells are going off.
For online play that's quad core territory and a pretty good gaming graphics card. You're probably looking at $800 to meet that goal, if the experts over in NewBuilds can find some good prices on your parts
m
0
l
June 4, 2012 8:28:01 PM

WR2 said:
For online play that's quad core territory and a pretty good gaming graphics card. You're probably looking at $800 to meet that goal, if the experts over in NewBuilds can find some good prices on your parts


I guess I could a little higher. Which do you reccommend, Intel or AMD?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
June 4, 2012 8:31:20 PM

I'm agreeing with geekapproved;
AMD or Intel won't matter that much.

Let the system builders choose parts for the whole system. You can ask for AMD/Intel options with the same budget if you want.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
June 4, 2012 11:46:40 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
m
0
l
!