I'm looking to purchase a prebuilt system from ibuypower to run games like Shogun 2, BF3, Rome 2 on high/max settings. I'm also not looking to spend a lot of money (oxymoron I know). My budget originally maxed at $1000 (including accessories), but after trying to do some research I've come up with this build for $1145 which includes accessories (19' lcd monitor, keyboard, mouse, Windows 7 and shipping):
Xion Echo Gaming Case
AMD FX-6100 6-Core CPU
8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 ram
AMD Radeon HD 7850 card
ASUS M5A97 -- AMD 970 motherboard
500 Watt Power supply
1 TB Harddrive
I'm not familiar with PC hardware and don't know if the gpu and cpu will bottleneck. Is this a good build for the price and what I'm looking for?
I do not have a ton of experience with AMD, I think you probably want a different processor, there are lots of AMD backers on here I am sure you will get a proper config soon here! Are you doing this through iBuyPower or building yourself?
Unfortunately I don't have the knowledge or patience to build my own computer which is why I want to go the prebuilt route. I've read poor reviews for cyberpower and ibuypower but I don't really know where else to turn.
The problem with Cyberpower and iBuyPower is that they charge a premium for brand-name/reliable manufacturers on certain products. That PSU listed is surely a generic brand that will be unreliable, probably same for the RAM and I doubt thats a quality HDD. If you want to pick your manufacturer they up the price quite a bit, so the deals you receive there are deceiving.
I highly recommend you try building a computer yourself! There are many people on here willing to help you configure your machine and also to offer tips on putting it together. There are many tutorials online to assist as well, building your own PC is easier than you would think as long as you take the time to prepare, and is extremely rewarding when you first boot it up! You also receive individual warranties on each part and the parts are also much cheaper then in a pre-built PC.