I have been wanting to build a decent gaming rig. I'm sort of new to PC gaming, My friend (who is into PC gaming) says i should only get intel processors and spend $1000 on the entire rig. If i could get some help with finding cheap parts that run most-all games at high settings that would be great.
My friend also says that i should buy all of the parts at once. Should i do that or could i possibly buy them separately?
So the planned budget is $1000 and below, prefferably aiming for the smallest price ?
Regarding the intel bias, he is not entirely wrong, at least in these times. AMD has not made any competitive cpus aimed for mid-high end gaming, while intel's offerings have become faster and more efficient. It's always about the budget.
TL; DR, intel - 2014 technology, amd - 2011-2012 technology.
Depending on your budget, you can buy some ram and the gpu separate of the rest of the build. Get a at least a 4 GB stick of RAM, and if you go AMD APU, or almost any intel chip, you can use the onboard graphics, until you save up some cash.
i was looking for something lower than 500 if thats possible, and thanks for the help.
my friend has a fear of stuff DOA when it gets to him. thats why he says buy it all together, to make sure all the pieces fit together.
I understand now. Then the best thing to do is get a running system. As I said above, if the cpu has embedded graphics, you can see if the pc actually runs. Then you can buy the graphics card later.
any recommendations on what parts i should get?
I just need some help with the motherboard, and processor. I can figure out the hard drive, case etc.
im thinking of a mid atx case and a 1tb hard drive
This is what i suggest and for that budget I think AMD is your best bet
An SSD would be a nice investment, as they've become quite affordable. If you don't want one, just remove it and the price will go down a bit.
AMD build - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Tudor/saved/YXtKHx
Intel build (no GPU) - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Tudor/saved/dq2bt6
No OS included.
Thanks agaun for the help, i appreciate it