I'm working on finalizing my first gaming build since I will be getting paid soon and will have enough money to buy the parts I think I want. I would just like some help in deciding if these are the best parts I can go with to stay as close as possible to my $600 budget.
*Note: I am going to be focusing on playing SC2, D3, WoW, GW2 and maybe Skyrim and some AC3. I do not need to play to maxed out settings, but I would like the games to look nice ( at least nicer than console graphics).
My main questions are: Can I play the aforementioned games at decent settings, and is the i3 3220 a good enough CPU? I'm not sure if I should just wait and get an i5-3450 since I read that games are more heavily dependent on your GPU. I also read that the i3 3220 was pretty solid for budget gaming builds.
Here's my build so far:
Hear me out, now although it is the FX-6300, Piledriver is much better and the FX-6300 in mult-thread and normal use as well as overclocking than the i3 3220. Plus the total cost at the end is near your i3 3220 build but you get a better PGU and CPU.
As you can see, the FX-8320 does just fine, it's mainly GPU that affects the actual performance, not CPU. If you think the FX-6300 isn't good enough, the FX-8320 is still available for less than the i5 3450 and it'll perform close if not better in most cases. You still can overclock too.