For those who have built there PC, What specs are you running? Cryptics post kind of inspired this...Specs, tips, advice would be splendid.
A nice little PC that goes for just shy of 800$. Nice budget, gaming rig
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2x 4g)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar blue 500gb
Well, i would only push the video card a bit higher or even all the way to the high end, also there is ATI 7xxx series out now, and yup i would 100% recommend ATI.
Also a faster hard drive would be better, or get a small SSD for the OS and a black for the storage and games.
Well, this could be just pure luck but non of the nVidia cards that i've encountered along my entire life (and those were way too many cards) played the game the way it meant to be played and 90% of the time it is glitchy, and changing drivers to fix it with a game breaks it with another no matter what OS you're using, and the worst of it all, doing a simple task as using a dual screen like lets say your TV and your monitor was always and for ever a pain in the *** with nVidia cards.
That's why i always go for an ATI despite of it's horse-power being less than nVidia's.
After much discussion and consideration, here is my build finally.
Processor: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM 1.5TB
PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold 650W
Monitor: Asus PA246Q 24.1"
Last edited by DarkShowers; 07-02-2012 at 03:18 AM.
I built this machine a good five or six years ago, have only upgraded the GPU and hard drive. I decided next machine I build will probably use an Intel chip due to their usual high performance, and possibly an nVidia card because ATI pissed me off with their FireGL/Pro line (short version: in all the times I've had both an nVidia and ATI card, there was no problem that I couldn't solve... until I tried to upgrade the drivers on my workstation's FireGL. Which, you know, they triple the price on those with the promise of better support.)
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 3850
Memory: Kingston RAM 2GB
Motherboard: MSI something or other.
Hard Drive: Maxtor 120GB drive and Western Digital Caviar black 500GB
PSU: 550W something or other