I am not too savvy with all the computer upgrades available but I have been doing Research
Correct me if I'm wrong ...
I decided on this with the following upgrades
I am buying a PC rather than building one 'myself' (or using a friend !)
My computer from tigerDirect
Win7 Pro 64 Bit
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz Quad Core Processor
8GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz Memory (4GB x 2 )
NO GRAPHICS CARD ..
Using this one ..
My thoughts !
AM3 vs i5 : For Gaming the AM3 phenom would be sufficient ..more $$ for Graphics Card
8 GB ram would be sufficient for most needs on Win 7 64 Bit Pro
The graphics card would be as UBER as I can find and MSI motherboard should sync with MSI card well enough
Or course power is 550 Watt and Hard Drive is 1 TB
Total cost minus the Graphics card = $643 USD
NB : an intel i5 based PC with the same spec would be = $733 USD
Intel i5 system seen here
I can always buy the graphics card later when the money comes in ...
No I don't ever plan to play Crysis on MAX or even SF4 etc
Just the games that are for PC but not available for a Console
I have a PS3 and a Wii
The witcher 2 put my PC to shame
So I want a PC that can handle most games .. and I'll buy the console title if its too slow
What are your thoughts ?
PS :I'm no AMD fan over intel ... but I do prefer Nvidia vs ATI Radeon ..hence the graphics card
And I know about SLI .... did it once and decided I didn't need the hassle of dual cards
Edited by JUS_SAURON, 03 October 2011 - 02:21 AM.