I am going to have 750-800 dollars including the OS to spend on a desktop (M-ATX) capable of gaming! (I'll be playing new FPS titles such as: Call of Duty Black Ops II, Battlefield series, etc.)
A FEW QUESTIONS I HAVE: 1- Is everything compatible? 2- I'd like to stick with AMD FX because of the cheaper price; is there an intel i5 equivalent/better for the same price? 3- Windows 7 or Windows 8? 4- I know the GPU i've selected isnt the best for the money, but the motherboard only supports PCI-E x16 2.0, not PCI-E x16 3.0 like the ATI cards do. Id like to have a 7850HD, or a 7870HD because they are more powerful than the 560/570, but im not sure what motherboard is compatible with what cards. Can you help clarify? 5- If i were to overclock slightly, say .5Ghz per core in the future and end up with an AMD-FX, should i buy an upgraded CPU fan? Or will the stock pull it's weight?
So, what do you recommend or suggest? I know i have a lot of questions, and i appreciate you fellow members helping me out and taking the time out of your day to help me out . I reply quick so be sure to check back frequently