ok so ive been asking around this forum and i think ive come to a conclusion for my first build...
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (OC to 4.3GHz) Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard Memory: G.SKILL Value 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11S-8GNT Storage(OWNED): Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply Operating System(OWNED): Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (64-bit) Mouse(OWNED): Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse Monitor(OWNED): HP 2010i 20" widescreen lcd 16:9 Optical Drive(OWNED): HP DVD-RAM GH60L
everything (excluding parts i already own) comes to about $600
im 99.9% sure everything will work together.
is this a decent build for gaming on 1600x900 for modern fps games and a few adventure/survival horror games?
im getting the 2gb for futureproofing reasons because i cant really buy anything new for it for a few years butttt...... thats a little chunk of change i can save for going down to a 1gb. when do you think a 2gb card will be minimum requirement? lol
Meh, I'm playing on a 32" LCD TV atm, but I'm definitely buying a new monitor with my new PC. Haven't figured out which one yet, however, and I'll be using the TV for a while until I decide. Leaning IPS, simply because the majority of my gaming is MMO, which I would see the experience improving vs a TN. For me, at least, obviously everyone is different.
I don't think you're out of line getting the 2Gb, for what it's worth. I would probably get it, regardless. If you ever decide to buy an actual TV and use it as a monitor (like I do atm), you'd use it.