I am building my first computer, I already have a select few parts which I will list at the very bottom. But this computer is being build mostly from scratch.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next week. LOnger if need be but I would like it as soon as I could really. (I would not need rush shipping, standard 3 day is fine.)
Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 900 dollars is my cap after rebates, S&H and everything I do not already own.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet browsing.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Explained below
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, I know the website but I am open to suggestions
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America.
Parts Preferences: I have a prefference for Intel, and Asus/Nvidia Graphics cards
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I am not sure what these terms mean...sorry.)
Your Monitor Resolution: I am not to picky as long as it is nice.
Additional Comments: The big things I use are Skyrim (Highest end game), I also play games like Civ 5, and Medieval Total War II, along with Minecraft here and there. Eventually I will probably expand into other games, but as long as the card is good enough to play Skyrim on higher settings with some mods added without a drop in performance (Least not a major drop), then it will be good enough.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer is not a gaming Machine and my Framerate on games is terrible, and being that it is a laptop the Graphics card is not upgradable in my model.
I am new to this, and my friends who know have not been helpful, it does not help I have about 4 different opinions from my friends so I am not sure what to do. With hope you guys will be able to help my choose what would make the best Gaming PC for my money.
I am going to go with the Radeon 7870, seems to be about the best bang for my buck I can find, and will let me run on High or Ultra without mods without worrying about my Framerate, the computer I run it on now runs at 10-20 FPS. So running in the 70s-90s is a vast improvement.
I will probably end up having to wait anyway, I was informed today that this week (Only my second week at new job), the 40 hours they had me working will be cut back down to about 20. May make em end up looking into a part time evening job.