I am looking to build my first pc. My budget is about 500. If it really helps I could probably throw in a little more. I want something that can handle basically any games I throw at it. I plan to play steam games, gw2, bf3, and other games like that.I need very graphic intensive games to atleast be played well on medium settings. I would like it to be somewhat futureproof as much as my budget allows. I really want to make sure the core of the system (cpu,gpu) are very game capable and if I have to sacrifice by getting a junkier hdd or so forth thats what I prefer. I really just want to get a base system that works for now, and I will upgrade as need be. Sorry if I'm forgetting something. Thanks for any replies in advance.
Well, there is no comparison to an i5 but for an Ivy Bridge, you are looking at like $170. Even for the sandy bridge, it will be much more. As far as the a series is concerned, they are older FM2 chips, you would be better off getting an AM3 chip with an AM3+ motherboard and you can just upgrade the CPU to an FX later.
If you could at least get the 7850, that would be a big improvement especially if you overclock it (even a bit) but that is a big jump in price. For the 450, no the 7770 is better
Alright I think I may wait on an os till I get this beast built, so I'll spend that money on the 7850, now I see you did the HIS 1gb, I was looking at the gigabyte 7850 2gb for 194.99 on pc part picker. Is this a good option, is there a better option for the same price?