I have $400 bucks to get me some upgrades. I'm thinking Ill wait until thanksgiving is over to buy. I already own a monitor, that runs 1024x764. I have 550 watt PSU. a case, dvd drive, and Win 7 64bit.
I'm looking to play games like STALKER. Witcher2 and, skyrim. I have a few other games that are at least 1-2 years old I haven't played yet so I'm not looking too much into future games with this machine.
I want to get a cpu, mobo, memory, HDD(500gb is more than enough for me), and graphics card. I don't need max settings, just smooth game play and pretty good graphics. I've had 2 AMD machines and they have been very good to me, but I have no preferences.
Ive been researching for about a week now and is lot to learn. There's so many options out there its overwhelming. So if you had the parts I already have and 400 bucks to play games. What would you buy? Thanks everyone for the much needed advice.