System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING fps shooters like bf3 and bl2, online utube, ocational word
Are you buying a monitor: no but i might need it eventuly because im just using left over monitors at my house dont include in hte budget but wats a good monitor
Parts to Upgrade: none
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheapest most reliable
Location: USA florida no microcenters i checked
Parts Preferences: intel but ive been looking at the new a10
SLI or Crossfire: Yes in hte future
Your Monitor Resolution: im not sure
Additional Comments: here is the build ive made and im not completly sure if its good or not http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nDBm i know i dont have a graphics card but heres the way i look at it the hd 4000 will be good enogh for small games and then i will save up enough for a good card lyk a 660ti. any tips for building a new computer will be apreciated and any critisism on my build or my way of thinking or a completly new build is greatly apreciated
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:currently i am on a hp pavilion dm4 which is a ok laptop but its not for gaming.
Get this. You will be playing alot of games at high with a 7850. The performance of the 7850 is more than enough for an average gamer. Also, Most games only use 2 cores so an i3-3220 would give you great gaming performance.
There will be no games that you cannot play at a decent setting.
This forums is full of enthusiasts who want to ULTRA every game out there so it's hard to get a perspective on how much you should spend to get a decent gaming build.
I think his idea of getting a sub $300 GPU in the near future while getting an i5 system now would be better in the long run.
I don't think he's going to use a 1920 x 1080p monitor. Normally, leftover monitors would be in the 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 990p range so a 7850 would be more than enough and with a 7850 he can play most games at high settings.
If he buys a 1600 x 900 monitor then a 7850 is all he would need .
also i think i might go with the 660 instead of a 660 ti because ive heard the preformance isnt that much better which is better the 660 or the 7850 you have been talking about im not that informed about amd cpus or gpus
nVidia cards don't have much of an edge in terms of price vs performance as of late, and I won't ever suggest buying on blind faith.
@sonicers - Fair point, but again - his original plan will serve him better in the long run with a quad core and all. Also, even if he doesn't have a 1920x1080 monitor right now, that doesn't mean he never will. It's not very hard since a $110 21.5" monitor is capable of having that as a native resolution.