Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $500-$650 Before Rebates / Before Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Programming
Are you buying a monitor: No, will be using 32'' HDTV as monitor
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: United States
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU only preferrence
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, but not now, only have $$ for one GPU.
Your Monitor Resolution: Will be using 32'' HDTV (Sony Bravia). Planning on running in 1080p.
-Case (looks) do not matter, Tower is mostly be unseen
-Primary use is gaming
-The Witcher 2
-Dark Souls: PTDE
-Running these games on highest(max) settings is desired but if I have to knock it down a notch or two that is fine as well, I understand with my budget I won't be able to play all games at max settings, but I would like to get as close as possible.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently, own a non-gaming laptop and would like to play some games besides games that came out when I was elementary/high school.
I have already started looking at a possible build and I would like to know if it will do what I will like for it to do... and also if the components I selected will actually work together (this is my first attempt at a build).
Final Questions: I know this has been a long post but just a few questions.
1.) Will the selected components work together?
2.) What type of gaming performance should I expect with this sytem?
3.) Should I go with a SSD over a standard HDD? If so which one would fit within my price range? I am perfectly fine with storing personal data on an external HDD if I went this route.
4.) Would it be better to go with a Radeon HD 7850 or select two lower end GPUs with Crossfire? If I did this I believe I'd have to switch Motherboard as it only has 1 PCI 3.0 slot.