Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: $1050-$1100 Max without the monitor. Looking to spend between $150-$200 for a monitor
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, and web browsing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes at a later date. Will take any suggestions or recommendations
Parts to Upgrade: Everything
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, ncix, amazon, tigerdirect. I also have microcenter about 40 minutes away from me
Location: South Jersey
Parts Preferences: Intel cpu. Everything else I’m open to
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: I have a Samsung tv right now. The model is ln26a450c1d. Screen resolution is 1366 x 768. I’m looking to get either a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 depending on the price.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I’m coming from a laptop that was bought over 5 years ago. It’s time to upgrade. Looking to play games such as GW2, BF3, and COD BO2 when it comes out on the highest resolution.
The only things I have right now are a keyboard and case. The case I have is the rosewill gear x3 and keyboard is the Logitech g110.
thanks for your input. I changed out the hd to a wd blue and the ram to the ares series. is there a certain 670 i should look at? Also when COD BO2 comes out i'll probably be playing that more than bf3.
is the 670 worth the extra 70-100 dollars compared to the 7950 or 660 ti? i keep reading the 7950 is the best bang for your buck and can match or is better in performance when overclocked
670 is generally going to be better than the 7950. However, the 7970 can be found at prices very comparable to the 670 now, and the 7970 wins that battle. Just checked pcpartpicker and a 7970 can be found for $10 more than the cheapest 670.
i did look at your build jrgong. you can take out the case since i already have one that was given to me. and I'm not set on any gpu yet. I'm still trying to figure out what would be best. as far as the motherboard goes there doesn't seem that much of a difference between that one you chose and the one i picked. it looks like i can get either for the same price at mc. But I'm seeing your board get recommended more often. Is there anything I'm missing that makes the asrock better than the gigabyte board