My current PC is about 6 years old and hideously out of date. I need to purchase/build a new PC with an emphasis on gaming. A friend built a pc based on an article in Eurogamer - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-introduci... I've also done a fair bit of research myself and come up with a build.
I'm looking for the following;
60fps at 1080p would be the desired fps, at high/top settings would be good but not essential, as long as notching down settings isn't overly noticeable, i'm not too fussed. I would like it to be relatively future proof though, especially with MMORPGs in mind like EVE or Elder Scrolls.
Not planning to use Crossfire/SLI or perform any overclocking so the capacity for either is not required.
I move a lot of files around via external hdd, mp3 players, phones, network etc. so USB 3 would be nice. Also need a decent HDD to cope with the movements.
I may want to upgrade to SSD eventually so sata3 and 6 gb/s support would be nice
Think that's about it.
So, the 2 builds. Eurogamer and the parts I've found first;
With this being my first planned build, I need to know whether it's all likely to slot together ok. From all the info I could find, it seems ok but some advice would be very much appreciated.
This build comes to around £585. That is a 77% increase in price. The obvious question is 'Am I likely to see a 77% increase in performance?'. If there are significant improvements in these areas - loading times, watching/streaming HD video, moving files, FPS, 'future-proofing' - then I can probably justify spending the extra money.
That about sums up my predicament.
I would very much welcome comments regarding the builds and any improvements/alterations that would not adjust the price too much. Looking at between £300-£600.
If you think you know of a better build at similar prices that have the above stipulations in mind (no crossfire/SLI/OC, 1080p60fps), please do share
Hi. That build looks good but you don't need 16GB RAM. You should go with something higher than the HD 7850 1GB at 1080p and I recommend a different PSU. If you don't mind buying from other websites, the build below is better and cheaper. You can get a similar build just from Amazon too but for a little more. I didn't max out your budget but you can get an H77 motherboard or the HD 7870 (or HD 7870 XT) or higher (GTX 660 Ti or HD 7950 with XFX 550W PSU) if you want to. Feel free to make changes as you'd like. I'm not sure which benchmark to use to see whether it will be a 77% performance increase. A quad-core is more future-proof than a dual-core. A better graphics card will improve the fps. An SSD will improve the loading times and moving files. And both builds will have no trouble with HD videos. All I can say is that £330 build isn't going to give you 60 fps at 1080p in high settings.