Hi, i'm hoping to build a gaming rig so i can play most modern games at medium-ultra with playable FPS like 45-30, although anything higher will be nice. Not sure on what i should build, AMD or Intel. Any help?
I am Considering putting an AMD Phenom II x4 965 and a Radeon HD 7770 or an Intel Pentium G860/ Intel Core i3 3220 and a Radeon HD 7770.
Budget Range: Preferably under $500 CDN After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ncix.com (Canada), Tigerdirect.ca, Newegg.ca
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Parts Preferences: Not sure whether an Intel or an AMD Would be best
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Crossfire
Your Monitor Resolution: 720p or 1080p
Additional Comments: Call of Duty, Battlefield, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, etc
Hi, I liked the builds. I noticed i3's are common in a budget gaming rig, I really appreciate the replies. Although I want to buy an i3, I think an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE and a Radeon HD 7870 1GB would be a better build, in a sense that i could grab a better GPU.