I am looking to purchase a new computer, as my current one is struggling to keep up with newer games. I am currently looking at a computer right now with the following specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150]
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module
Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 270X - 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H -- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s
Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
The cost of this is $1037 without shipping. I know it would probably be cheaper to build a computer, or buy all the components separately, but I'm not too knowledged in this area, so my mind is set on purchasing a pre-built computer.
Here is my current setup:
180Gb SSD Primary Hard Drive
120Gb SSD Secondary Hard Drive
I would like to know if purchasing this new computer would be worth it for running games. Note that I can and probably will scavenge the RAM and SSD's from my old computer for the new one. Thanks for reading. Any response is appreciated!
You are doing a very good upgrade bro.
You will experience about twice FPS.
You can probably run most games on high/ultra settings at 1080p.
But if you plan to play on multi monitor or at high AA settings and not in a position to stretch your budget, go with a 4gb version of 270x as it would be really beneficial.
For 1080p, 2Gb is fine.
And yes, take out the SSDs and RAM from the old Rig.
Also, the Intel STOCK CPU cooler is pretty good. So if you would like to overclock your CPU by more than 15-20%, then only go with the Aftermarket cooler.
It is a great setup, but it's really not too hard to build a computer, and I would be happy to help you with it, considering you could get better components and save a ton of money. I can walk you through and answer any questions you have.
This is what you could get for $300 or so less, if you used your current RAM, case and power supply. Your power supply may not be able top handle these components though, so you may have to add one for about $60-$80. This build has a 280x also, which is much faster than the 270x.