Hey, so I'm looking to build a budget PC that can run modern games smoothly i filled out a form, ask any questions if its not very clear. Thanks.
Approximate Purchase Date: I want to have all the parts ordered by the 25th January.
Budget Range: £400 after shipping (I don’t mind going a bit over if it’s worth the money.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Word Documents, Minor Photoshop stuff for School and Possibly University work.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk, amazon.co.uk
Location: United Kingdom - Midlands
Parts Preferences: I have no preference I've read a couple of posts and all seem to recommend Intel processors particularly i3 and i5 but whatever gives the best performance is fine.
SLI or Crossfire: No (Don’t know what it is, feel free to explain )
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
Additional Comments: I’m not bothered about what the case looks looks like, just if it runs the games I want to play smoothly. (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Minecraft) I’m not expecting it to run these games on ultra-setting.
You should get around 50 FPS on BF3 and Skyrim at high settings (not on ultra). Never played Minecraft myself but I can't see it being anywhere near as demanding as those 2 games, so no problems.
Should last you 2-3 years before you start considering upgrading. Depends what games you are playing, at what settings and how fast they advance. Also on your opinion of smooth gameplay. For example some people don't mind 30-35FPS while others would consider it unplayable.
Should also mention your monitor. Because it has a relatively low resolution it puts less strain on the graphics. If you changed to something 1920x1080 or higher you might start getting performance problems. Just something to keep in mind.