セーッラ―ノース, on 09 January 2012 - 10:18 AM, said:
In a few months time? Great! Ivy Bridge is due in April - the next generation of Intel Core processors, that is. The 3000 series.
I'd simply suggest a Core i5 3000 series, add 8GB of memory and drop an AMD HD 7850 inside. You'd have a pretty great system for the money right there already.
Ah, really? I plan on at-least trying to get it for the end of April. I'll take a look into those~
And maybe some motherboards, ect.
Chinchen, on 09 January 2012 - 10:31 AM, said:
I think you forgot a motherboard and possibly some other stuff, like a Hard drive and a disk drive. Not only that, but the possibility of a new Monitor can't be discarded at all.
Like I mentioned before, I'll take a look at those after I look at the above. Not sure of everything though.
Hentai, on 09 January 2012 - 11:36 AM, said:
Well if you are looking to build a gaming PC there are many ways to approach it. The very first thing you will need to ask yourself is:
"What is my budget? How much do I want to spend?"
Depending on your budget there are many paths you can take from DIY make it yourself, to vendors who make pre-built gaming rigs, or even taking a fairly priced non-gaming rig and then doing some minor upgrades.
Determine your budget and then I can advise you on where to go from there. That being said Tom's Hardware Guide is your friend. Pay particular attention to their "Best Graphics Cards For The Money" and "Best Gaming CPUs For The Money" line of articles.
Also how much technical experience do you have? Do you have any really geeky friends IRL that can help you? Would you feel comfortable building your own PC?
Uhh, I posted my budget earlier, so I kind of already know. I'll also be looking into the many ways of which to get.
I mean, I don't have a lot of technical experience, but with some videos I saw around plugging everything inside the case, it looked like I could do it. I know for a fact my dad doesn't want to go near building our own, for fear of ruining something. He'd rather go to a vendor and have them set up everything or something, lol.
Thank you all for the information so far.