Hey guys, this is my first custom build (not first computer). Originally I wanted something really awesome, but then I slept on it for a few weeks and have come to the conclusion that I really don't need top of the line, because I don't play demanding games, and my monitor is only 1440x768.
Let me know what you guys think, and how I can improve / save money. I don't have a price in mind, I was just trying to come up with the best bang for my buck system. I also would like to stick with Nvidia because I play a lot of Blizzard games and apparently they favor Nvidia over AMD.
The games I am concerned about are WoW, LoL, Diablo3, and Minecraft. Then I like to play some other games off and on like TF2, BF3, SC2, and will play the new Counter Strike.
I am pretty sure this desktop will be pretty sufficient maxing these games out, given the 1440x768 resolution, but I am a total noob when it comes to CPU's. Is the i3-2100 enough? Or is it going to be the bottleneck of my system?
I think that just like he said, nVidia cards work better with Blizzard games. Look at the SC2 benches.
Yep, I actually had the 6870 in there, and then I started browsing others Diablo 3 builds, and the consensus seemed to be that Nvidia cards seem to perform significantly better then AMD in Blizzard games, and that was good enough for me to switch considering I love Blizzard games, WoW being my favorite game.