I'm looking to build a PC for gaming. I am an avid total war player but currently do not have a computer that can run Rome total war 2 or the newer titles. I am not concerned about maxing the game out. My main priority is to find a budget build that will run Rome total war 2 on decent settings. Thanks for your time!
October 2, 2013, 10:22am
What is your budget?
What country are you from?
Budget is between 500-700 and I'm in the US
If you could enlarge your budget to $750, you get this-- http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TrivTrav/saved/2t3C
Otherwise, you could get the Sapphire version of the 7950.
do you need windows, cd drive, hard drive?
thank you for the suggestion !
This includes Windows 8, but you can add windows 7 for the same price!
Well I guess my build isn't for you if you need an OS. I would go with Zaccos build.
If you are biulding a computer for total war you whant a intel i5 and a nivida gpu that game runs terribly on amd systems because of its crap optimisations (there games run on a single cpu core!!)
October 2, 2013, 8:01pm
its hard to fit an i5 within this budget
I tried to stay under 700 without skimping out too much. I failed :C.
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor. Better core performance, overclockable for the future.
ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard. Fit the bill and need.
Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory. All you need for gaming.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. Cheap and big.
PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card. Powerful for the price.
Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case. Cheap, used in Kill My Console.
XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. Great PSU. Don't skimp out on this stuff.
If you want to lower the budget, you can go with a cheaper i5 along with a mobo with a less expensive chipset, or perhaps lower the storage space.
thanks, for a $1000 then what would you recommend?
thank you for trying your best. If the budget was increased to 1000 what would you recommend?
October 3, 2013, 8:45am
This is a nice build for $980!
If you had 1000 dollars, I'd get this build.