Early next year, I will have enough for a budget range gaming pc.
I want an AMD/ATI system.
I am looking for a system that has best upgradeability possible and what I NEED to play all games out there at a mix of high settings and maybe some medium at a resolution of 900 to 1080p.
I also want enough room to upgrade everything in the future including to a high end card in a few years. I'm sure it can be done; no moping about raising my price up by 2 or 3 hundred dollars. I cannot afford that.
I have a television set that can be a monitor with speakers of course. Whichever operating system works best.
I will be ordering from Newegg next year.
I also plan to crossfire in the future, so i can use the same card but another to keep up with tech. If not, I will simply be using one powerful card as i can get.
well. i'm wondering if anybody can post maybe 2 variations I can checkout. because realistically. All I will do with it is play all my games and all other games i will buy like metro 2033, mafia II. grand theft auto, crysis. it just NEEDS to have the best upgradeability possible without being excessive. Just what I need: play all games at majority high some medium at either 900 or 1080p resolution. Most parts need to be under a hundred bucks; but be the best quality possible for them all; most expensive parts need to be the GPU, cpu, motherboard. THis quality list sounds correct. Also RAM should be at least 1333.
If you want upgradeability, I don't reccommend an AMD system right now. While the fx-6300 is a great chip (about the best AMD has to offer for gaming right now), there will never be a significant upgrade over this chip without replacing your entire platform.
Unless you plan on overclocking, I *strongly* reccommend you go with an intel/nvidia build. You could fit either an i3-3220, or a gtx 660 into your budget (or both if you're willing to stretch). Both parts have better stock performance than the full AMD build. AMD's real performance comes out if *and only if* you're willing to significantly overclock your components.
Total: $515.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 19:50 EST-0500)
If you're willing to flash the card's bios and bump the voltage to 1.2-1.3 volts, the 7850's are overclocking beasts, but at stock speeds the 660 has it beat by a solid margin (it's closer to the 7870 at stock speeds).