I've recently decided to build my very first own pc! Now I know I have to do a lot of research and such, but hey, I'm still going to give it a shot. Lately I've been reading stuff on the internet and I think I've come up with a basis (read CPU, GPU, mobo). Now before I make too many choices, I'd like to ask if I have a foundation that could become a decent (mediocre) gaming pc. I'll elaborate a bit. I'd like to play some modern games, like Hitman, the Witcher 2, but with (high) quality, and a pc that will last me a few years.
Thanks for the quick replies, really appreciate it. As far as my budget goes, it doesn't really matter that much, I just don't want to play games on my laptop anymore, so around 700-800 euro's would be nice (though I will try to keep it down).
Then yeah, I'd definitely go with an i3 and decently powerful GPU... provided that the rig is mostly for gaming.
If it isn't, than what you have is good, though I'd try to up the graphics card to at least a 7850.
Do you need a monitor and an operating system such as Windows 7?
My GPU: Radeon HD7700 1GDDR5 <- you need improvement here any cheap 7870 will do CPU: Intel i5 3450 3.1 Ghz Mobo: MSI z77 G45 <- go with B75 or H77 board to squeeze more money, z77 is for overclocking
Thanks Darksable, I looked the i3 up and the h77 and it's a great idea. I will use it only (98%) for gaming, because I have a laptop for the boring stuff. To answer DeusAres, yes I'll need a copy of windows 7 and a monitor aswell. I have a keyboard, mouse, speakers and subwoofer.
Alright, that's better. It has an amazing upgrade path and will easily get you ultra settings in most games.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!
Wow, thanks so much for helping me out. This looks really good. Let's say (for future purposes) that I would have to look for this stuff myself. How would I search? I hope this isn't vague of any kind, but there are just so many components, how would i narrow it down.
And if I haven't said it already, thanks guys for your amazing help,
Well, for starters, I would hang around these forums and read other people's suggestions. That will generally give you an idea of what to look for in a build and at what budget.
Then you can use www.pcpartpicker.com to compile the components in an organized list.
Allright, will do. I seem to enjoy it very much so that won't be a problem.