System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (high requirements a la Witcher), streaming
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Already have keyboard planned, Headphones, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Don't know. Looking for best parts at most affordable price
Parts Preferences: Unknown. Have a certain loathing for Acer.
Overclocking: Would love to, no experience.
SLI or Crossfire: If it benefits, sure.
Monitor Resolution: Currently on 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Would love to have multi-monitor setup. Have had lots of heat issues with past computers.
My price range is fairly unlimited, but 2000 or below would be quite appreciated.
I'm a heavy duty gamer, playing all ranges of games. For example: Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Crysis, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Battlefield 3, CoD, the list goes on... plenty of high graphical demand games as well (I know lots of these on this list are fairly low requirements, but I play most every new game to come out, even down to games like The Witcher, Stalker, and whatnot.
I also plan to stream either on Twitch.tv or Own3d.tv, so I assume I'll need extra power to be able to process compressing and capturing.
What sort of specs am I looking at needing to buy for my price range? For someone who is just used to buying laptops, how hard would it be for me to learn to build a PC? I know that people who build PC's swear by it, and I would love to start.
In addition, as a new member of this community, what places can I go to find guides for building PCs? The only result I came up with in the search was from 2002
Acer? They don't make PC parts, (apart from monitors), haha.
Building a PC is a daunting prospect at first, but Newegg has a ver in depth tutorial on building computers. It's in three parts, and about 50min a piece. They are very informative, and the only really hard part is the wire management.
If you have a MicroCenter nearby, buy parts from them. Much cheaper than Newegg or Tigerdirect. Never buy from TigerDirect. They sometimes ask for your SSN just to buy something! I buy my parts from MicroCenter and Amazon. My rating:
Good options. In terms of budget, I could increase it exponentially if I could sell my current laptop. I have an Alienware (no hate please ) M17x R2 with solid specs. I may try to sell it on this site, and if I'm able to I could likely be much more luxurious in my purchases. I'm tempted to say raise the budget, but that depends on if I'm able to sell this laptop.
I may be wrong, but at one point or another didn't this site have a section to buy/sell computers? I'm looking for a reliable/fast way to sell my laptop. I'll repost my budget once I can figure out what I'm able to sell this for.
Yes. I've been using it for years, and nothing's happened. If something does happen, Payapal has your back.
I'm looking at price ranges and it seems they aren't getting sold even between 800-1300$...
My specs are:
Intel i7 X940 @ 2.13 GHz
1 TB Hard Drive (2x 512GB in Raid 0)
2x Radeon 5870M in XFire
1920x1200 Resolution Screen (Forget the exact name of this, it was RGB/LED hybrid that's more vibrant)
8 GB Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x