This is my first time building a computer. I'm not an expert, so please can anyone help me build a gaming computer? My budget is at $600. I will play games like Crysis and GTA IV. I'm still undecided if I'm gonna OC. And I know if I'm going to overclock I need to buy a cooling fan for the CPU, and as of now I don't have money for that.
This are the only parts that I'm gonna need, other components, O.S and peripherals, I already had them .
I'm gonna buy this parts, next month .
Option A: (As of now, I'm not decided to OC it, but may'be in the future)
Intel i5-2500k $223
PowerColor HD6850 $146
Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 $195
*I'm considering Asus P8Z68-V LE,
which is much cheaper at $161
mate you are under a budget and u want to go with intel? are you kidding me? its possible but u are running very low on gpu power... maybe swap the motherboard to amd and the cpu to amd probably like a x4 965 or if u wanna be future proof wich is gonna be very soon gta V is coming out about 80 days left... maybe phenom ii x6 i highly reccomend amd here and you will be able go go with a more powerful gpu such as 6870. and you can put in more ram like 8 gigs because gta v will gonna use 4 gigs of ram mate.
Sorry about my GPU up there, I thought I can run GTA on 6850. Hmm, I want to buy an Intel, may'be I'll just wait for another couple of months to buy with this kind of build, and change my GPU. Nw333, beside my GPU, is my motherboard and processor are good enough?
With the first build, you can downgrade the mobo a bit as the one you have is overkill for your current system lol. The Ivy Bridge build, its fine. Just upgrade that RAM to 8GBs and atleast a 560Ti or 7850 and it will do awesome.
Oh and if you have a microcenter near you, you get a cheaper processor and mobo. (you get a huge discount when you buy the mobo and cpu from them.)