This is a discussion on Good Gaming Computers/Tips? within the General Chat board part of the General category; Originally Posted by AceMcFly So, The Least amount of money for the gfx card? Spend the MOST on the graphics ...
I think its safe to say that you should compare at least like 3 different things of each item .. just to make sure you are getting the proper shit you need.
1 x Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ Nexuiz & Dirt Showdown PC Games £189.95
1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £179.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £112.99
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKX) £57.98
1 x OCZ ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £56.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile 8GB (2x4G DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9 £44.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case - Black £29.99
Total : £686.98 (includes shipping : £11.75).
I know you may not be from the UK but it gives a good idea of what gaming parts.
DO NOT waste money on a i7 for gaming. A i5 can run everything maxed out for many many years.
The 7850 graphics card can run BF3 on Ultra easily and can be overclocked like a beast (Past 1GHz core clock)
8GB RAM is more than enough for games and they will not eat more than that
PSU is more than enough and is pretty reliable.
The case is more or less a opionon. I personally like the NZXT Phantom 410 and CM Storm Enforcer and the Bitfeenix is a great value case. So just choose anything that takes your fancy (with good reviews of course)
Of course you can customize it a lot, but that is a pretty capable gaming build which will run games on high for a few years.
Last edited by Smoogel; 07-23-2012 at 08:35 AM.
You should check Tom's Hardware: Hardware News, Tests and Reviews and also AnandTech for video cards benchmarks. As i built a few compurters on my own, i can suggest tom'S because it is a computer building commmunity, and they suggest builds every month for every budget.
Also, for streaming, it is more of your internet upload speed than your actual machine, to make a nice and smooth stream
And you need a decent power supply, sth better than a 50$ motherboard and an alternative cpu-cooler under circumstances.
If that leaves you with 100$ to spend on the gfx card, it should be quite obvious that a gaming is not in his reach for the next time.
For my very amateur-ish, the build posted above looks very solid.
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1. First thing you should look for is a good graphic card. There are lots of good cards out there on the market it just really depends on your budget, the bigger the budget the better card you can get.
2. If you have lots of cash to spend consider crossfire-ing 2 cards into 1 to make your gaming rig even beastier!.
3. Then you should look for a decent CPU, Intel CPU's are far ahead than AMD right now so you should look for those (I5 2k+ and on should be strong enough to run current games).
4. Motherboards, well Gigabyte, Asus and MSI Are really trustworthy, you should look for a motherboard that can be upgraded with stronger CPU and Graphic card in the near future, so you don't have to replace it aswell.
5. RAM, DDR3 of course and around 4-8gb of it. Anything over 8gb would be pushing too far because NO Games need that much(Transcend, Kingston etc. are trustworthy).
6. Power Supply - A good PSU with around 550-600 watts or higher is necessary (Chieftech, CoolerMaster).
7. Computer Case - Well this is mostly just for show, but you need to find a case thats big enough and has a good vent sistem so you keep your Hardware cool.
8. HDD- Any SSD drive + another Sata2 drive for storage will make your gaming life alot easier.
Currently im using Intel I5-2400, GTX560 nVidia, GIGABYTE P67-DS3-B3, and 8gb Ram. And i can run EVERY SINGLE GAME up to this date on maximum settings with 30+FPS.
Hope this helped!