Hey guys, first post here. Everyone seemed very knowledgeable about computer so i thought i might give you guys a shot at helping me out. I'm looking for a good desktop pc. my budget could be anywhere from 800-1.2k. I'm looking for a pc that can run visually demanding games such as starcraft 2 on high or ultra settings, 30+fps, while also listening to music, chatting on skype, or processing a video. I am also looking for a set up that supports dual monitors. I was thinking 8gb+ RAM and a SSD (not sure what type/how big) Also a quick question: is a SSD good to have as your main hard drive, but save all video/music/etc files on an external hard drive?
I found this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/352463-31-gaming-comp...
had a lot of good information that got me thinking.
So basic requirements are...
8+GB of RAM, if you think i need more, say why and then how much more.
A good hard drive, be it SSD or regular. Tell me the benefits of SSD.
Dual monitor support.
Also there are a few other things i would like to purchase along with my computer.
1. Good gaming keyboard. (I might already have one picked out but suggestions are appreciated)
2. Good gaming mouse (^^^)
3. OS? windows 7 64 bit?
4. webcam (720p+ for a good value)
5. monitor suggestions! Also, what resolution should i go for?
Anything I missed? feel free to ask. I have a feeling I will be posting around a lot more
It is but it's a top quality video card capable of running any game on high and rendering video and if you think that it's too expensive then a lesser quality card can be chosen if that's what you want to do.
The benefit of having a SSD is that the red/write speeds are so fast because there are no moving parts that it makes the overall speed of the computer much faster. Programs open in the blink of an eye and the game maps load extremely fast. Most people have a 120gb SSD as thier boot drive and have the OS a game and some programs and the rest is on the regular HDD.
Allright thanks for your input. I've looked and I've decided on a AMD FX-8150 CPU, with that I've looked around for a different motherboard.
I've found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any ideas on different motherboards? Also... Would a lower end graphics card be able to support dual monitors?
You will be very disapointed as were everyone else that bought the bulldozer cpu from AMD , it just cannot compete with an intel cpu for anything that is for gaming or video work. The only good thing that cpu is good for is server work in processing data requests. Don't be fooled by the eight cores and the high stock speed , when it comes to gaming and video rendering or video editing Intel blows it out of the water. Here is a cpu gaming chart and notice at what level the 8150 is at and how many Intel cpu's are better rated.
THAT is a grand total of $1,515.89
add all the rebates and you save $120 if you count DiRT as $60.
overall I think that these parts will look absolutely beautiful with each other. They all have a red/black theme and I feel it will look very nice. As far as I can tell there aren't any compatablility issues, my power supply should have enough power. My case comes with 2 200mm fans and one 120mm fan, along with the heat sink cooler on top of my CPU. Ended up with 300$ over my budget, but should be a monster computer. Feel free to post any suggestions if I missed anything... Prices are subject to change, so maybe when i get enough money in a month or two, it could actually be cheaper! Feel free to ask why I chose a particular item, annnnnnd thats it!