So I am looking into BUILDING a new computer. I'm looking at a desktop that can handle a lot of today's games with ease and is not too expensive. Some games I would like to handle would be Battlefield 3, Minecraft, Guild Wars 2 (when it comes out) and others.
I'm not the best techie around but if anyone is willing to put down a list of items that i would need to build this desktop, I'll look into the pieces and find them. Please and thanks
well theirs someone round here is more uptodate then me about computers as my time building them and keeping up to day was a good 5years, since theirs lots of new things out since then i'm out of date.. altho my best advice is to type in the game in google and type in requirements, it will tell you what graphics card and cpu is needed, go for abit more advanced then their lowest one.. as of the future the graphics card will be able to handle the performance until a new time to comes to rebuild another.. a good price for them games to play you're looking at around 400pound includes the flatscreen
Luke: I'm in Chicago and I have a budget from around $1000-$1500. Operating system wise, I'm thinking of getting Windows 7 but debating between 32-bit and 64-bit. And I'm still debating on my specs to choose between AMD and Intel. And I'm set with a monitor from my old computer but I might like one that can take the audio and video plugs if I wanted to play Xbox on the same monitor
There's no debate, don't even CONSIDER 32 bit. 64 bit is the only way going forward, especially if you want your PC to be "forward looking".
For the price range you're thinking of, there's a lot you can do. I'm going to err on the side of Intel for my recommendation because the i5's really smack around the equivalent CPUs from AMD right now.
This can be tweaked to hit your price points, like dropping the SSD and keeping just a standard hard drive, but since you said you wanted to go 5 years out, I didn't skimp, and before shipping the price is $1401.
Doesn't mean that someone would HAVE to buy an aftermarket cooler for the chip right out the gate. There are tons of folks online who overclock the chip on the stock cooler and have no issues with the chip. Folks need to stop being so preprogrammed. :P