Re: What are good gaming hardware for PC
Yeah dude $1600 makes a great gaming rig. If it is specifically for gaming go with a higher clocked dual core. If you plan on using alot of intensive programs then go for a quad core. Alot of people say Quads are no good for gaming compared to Duals because not alot of games take advantage of all 4 cores. Alot of games that will come out in the next 2 years will though. Already UT3 takes advantage of all 4 and Unreal Engine 3 is getting very popular and uses all 4 cores as well. For the future Quads can be great but then again by the time more games take advantage of all 4 there will probably be a really nice Quad available for a good price. All depends on how you look at it. I play alot of UT3 so I have a quad.
[Case = Corsair 400R][CPU = Core i5 3.4Ghz to 4.6Ghz /w Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Cooler][Mobo = Asus P8Z77-V LK][RAM = 16GB DDR3 Patriot Viper 3 1600Mhz RAM][Video Card = PNY GTX 670][SSD = 240GB Force GT][Samsung S27B350 27inch monitor][Running Windows 7 64Bit]