My favorite time of the year is here. Tax return season. So I think it's time to upgrade my machine. My goal for the new setup is to be able to run dual monitors and stream on twitch tv.
I play games like wow and diablo so I don't need a monster but I want to try elder scroll online and that games seems a little more demanding.
With that in mind I need your help. I'm no tech genius so that's why I'm here, for advice. I'll need a new motherboard, CPU, and possibly a graphics card.
I may even get a small ssd if there is money left.
Right now I have an asus Gtx 460 over clocked version, I'm wondering if I should just get another and sli it or should I buy a better more modern card. Keep in mind I do want to run dual monitor and stream my game play.
Also can you guys tell me what CPU and mother board you think I should get please.
I have a budget of about 350-400 so it's not a lot but I can go over of I really have to and it's worth it. Thanks
SLI the two. How big is the current PSU and what brand? I may be interested in it. I would use a good brand (Corsair, Antec, etc.) PSU with 750 watts of power and up.
So you think that I should buy another as apposed to a new card. If its good enough to stream with I would almost rather do it but I'm not sure.
I'll let you know when I get home what the CPU is. I think it's a 650watt cheap one but I'll let you know
Good picks, but I don't think there's much of a need for a new graphics card just yet. Not for the games b Lurkn's playing. And no need to throw money at a new PSU - that's more than enough power to run any CPU with any single GPU (SLI would leave you with only 1GB VRAM, which is fast becoming not enough for games on Ultra at 1080p.) And don't forget 8GB of DDR3-1600!
An LGA 1155 platform is definitely the best upgrade right now, and if you can afford an i5, go for it. I don't see a need for a new PSU since you don't need to upgrade your GTX 460. My advice would be to wait until the GTX 760 comes out and it's price drops below $200. You'll definitely be fine with your current card for another year.
AMD is a great choice for the money as long as you don't care about power draw or gaming. Best choice in their camp is an FX-6300, but it only plays games as well as the cheaper i3s. With your budget you should get an i5, or you will regret it later.