Hello everyone, i am looking to upgrade my pc for the holidays, and need some opinions! here is what i was planning to get but i need to ask, do you think there will be good cyber monday deals for these products?http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pfFU that would be awesome! I have already bought the Thor V2 Case, and i am taking the 1TB 7200rpm hdd, 8GB of ram, and a dvd burner from my old computer so we can leave those out.
Approximate Purchase Date: When the prducts are need are on sale (before christmas, hopefully cyber monday)
Budget Range: for the cpu, gpu, motherboard, and psu about 500$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: cpu, gpu, motherboard, and psu.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, amazon, ncix, tigerdirect
Location: City, State/Region, Country - usa, pennsylvania
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: preferably intel cpu
You get a the FX-6300 which is a pretty solid chip already, better than the i3 3220 which is what you can afford at this budget, you can overclock it and it's better at multi-thread and pretty similar at gaming. Most important is the GPU in gaming, not the CPU. With this affordable CPU, you can also pick up the 7870 with a small budget which is pretty sweet.
Depends on the game, but roughly, for graphically intensive ones at 1080P, they are both the same. Generally a better GPU is better. I'd keep the FX-6300 and try and move up to the 7950 if you can: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
After rebate, it puts you at about $50 more than if you got the 7870 which would leave you with a total of a $510 which is within your budget but with a MUCH MUCH better GPU.