Howdy folks! One of my best friends convinced me to build a gaming PC rather then buy a new one at our recent lan party as my current computer (5 years old) died right before the party and I had to go out to the bars instead.
I set up this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o2t3 Which I like but I was wondering if maybe you had any suggestions about what I could nix? I am trying to get it all around this coming black friday so I can take advantage of the sales.
Anyways thank you all. I hope you can help and let me know if I should include any more information.
After searching and finding this I figured I could add it to help with the advice! Thank you all by the way (Edit)
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This coming week
Budget Range: $400-$600
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming/ Word processing/ running servers in the background
Are you buying a monitor: Yes but only if I can find one cheap to have a second monitor
Do you need to buy OS: Maybe
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any
Location: North coast of california
Parts Preferences: Please only intel and Nvidia Cards unless there is a drastic improvement by getting AMD.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a pretty case...but am willing to sacrfice that. I have two old 3.5 sata hard drives that I would like to install into it also a wifi card would be nice
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Power source ate it
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
No they don't have drivers issues anymore. And right now they're a better bang for your bucks than nvidia. For instance, for about the same price as the 650ti that you originally selected, the Radeon 7850 will be superior in every games (even in titles favoring nvidia) so there's really no contest between the two. Intel and nVidia are expensive, if you're on a budget it's preferable to go with AMD. Or you can make a compromise like already suggested by others, get an Intel CPU with a Radeon card. But right now with nvidia, I find their mid-range offerings a little overpriced (cards like 650, 650ti, 660, 660ti) when you compare them to similarly priced cards by AMD.