I'm just starting to learn computer stuff, I know a bit more than I did like a year ago. I have a PC that is from like 2005 and is incredibly sluggish and can't run games well. So today I started looking into building a computer. I need something that can run games at max settings with no frame drops, can handle streaming, and recording.
This is what I have come up with so far:
Processor: AMD FX-8120 8-Core ($155)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 ($98)
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD6770 ($118)
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ($35)
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ($52)
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($30)
I don't want to go too much over than $600. I want to know what you think of this build and what I could add/change to it. I am still a noob so things may night be compatible or might night work well with something else, if that is the case let me know. I've been a bit researching and had somebody help me pick most of these parts.
I play games like, Minecraft, League, Sims 3, Counter Strike, and I would love BF3, but I'm using my Mac for some gaming right now .-.
If you want a gaming computer then you don't want an AMD cpu , I know thier cpu's are cheap but there's a reason for that and it's that they are not very goo at gaming and you have to overclock the hell out of them to keep up with an Inte cpu.
These two charts are put out monthly here at Tomshardware and will give you some idea of the rankings of those two components. Yes the 8120 is an 8 core and looks powerful because of that but look at all the Inte cpu's that are ranked ahead of it.
Hard drive and optical disc as well... if you are going to get all of these, it will probably add to around 280 more dollars. (100 for windows, 50 for keyboard, mouse, and case, 50 for speakers and optical disc, 80ish (depending how much or what kind of hard drive you want) for the hard drive)
I will look into Intel. I have a rather large case that I could use and a few extra monitors, a mouse, and keyboard already. As far as the Internal Hard drive I was thinking of the Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue.