I am planning on building a computer, but I'm not completely sure if it is compatible, or for the best price. This will also be my first time building a computer, so go easy. Looking to play BF3 and Skyrim with at least 40 fps.
Not sure what storage to get, but looking for a 1TB storage.
Approximate Purchase Date: Between December 10 - 31
Budget Range: 500 - 600 After Rebates and After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the internet, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: Yes. (Don't include in budget range)
Do you need to buy OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, ncix.com, amazon.com
Location: Brick, NJ.
Part Preferences: Any that's reliable.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe(Not quite sure what this is)
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional comments: Looking forward to play Skyrim and BF3 at 30-40 fps.
Also, noticed video card needs a minimum of 500 watts, but not sure if my current power supply i have chosen
would be sufficient, and if i do need a better power supply, please make a selection for me.
Feel free to switch out any parts.
For your resolution the 7850 1gb will be enough to max out any game @ 60 fps.
I recommend an i3 ivy bridge over the i3 sandybridge for obvious reasons, also the psu xfx is much better and more than enough wattage for this system.
Recommend also the h77 over the crappy h61.
well i'd go with the second build it has the i5 which is a quad core and beats all the other amd cpus suggested plus the 7850 has farcry 3 as gift.
In terms of price/performance/wattage i think its the best, despite of the cheap case and psu(still it is 80 plus and has a 12 Volt continuous current rating more than 24 which means it meets the requirements).
djangoringo, i don't get it how you put together build this cheap. Something in your calclations doesn't seem right plus half of your links don't work.
Rikhon, i would go with my i5 build, but 7770 doesn't really seems fair in that build. So i've tried to set up 7850 buil and this is cheapest it can go ( thats why i don't get why djangoringo prices are so low, because they can't be this low)
Edit: this build that was here is not legit.
I tried to make with H61 mobo, but it's impossible, coz ti run i5 , H61 would need upgrade of BIOS, but it would not turn on with i5 and you cant get sandy bridge cpu just to update bios
info from http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/313746-12-3450-moth...