Okay so here is my link to what I am buying and is in my cart for new egg. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qIul
I already have an 80gig SSD for the OS and a 2tb weastern digital HDD. I really didn't wanna go over $800 but
it seems I have to in order to have a gaming system.
Basically what I want is to be able to play WoW and Final Fantasy 14 on max graphics with above 60 fps.
This is my first build and I could obviously use some help. Thanks a lot!
All I wanted was one that I could see my hardwork through xD So just a good vented one that has a window But thanks. Is there something you can give me that will tell me about graphics cards? I don't know how to tell if one is better over another?
this will only compare the stock models and each variant will have a slight difference, so in car terms check there for like the model # then check around for the "packages" by Googling the "<name of the GPU> + (optional) <game name> + benchmark" then check FPS and temperatures
Also if you wanna save a bit more money.. you could actually just get an i3 since games mostly only run on cores 1/2 and not 3/4. NCIX built a $700 PC w/ an i3 that runs most games on decently high settings
PassMark isn't the best site to go to if you're going to look at a GPU's performance, or even any other component they cater to for that matter. It's all just random people with differing system setups that submit their benchmarks and the site just gets the average.
It's always better to check reputable tech sites.
Also, a handful of games especially multiplayers make good use of four complete cores, WoW is well-threaded as well, I believe dual-cores would have 100% usage on both cores. Modern games are starting to be very well threaded; the i5 also has a performance boost in single threaded stuff (in this case, games).
I wouldn't get an i3 unless the person is really pressed for money since we'll be holding him back, but in this case it fits perfectly well.