Hi, I'm SeReNiTY. I am a current PC/Mac gamer and plan on building a PC within the next year (I don't really have a money-making medium). I am typically playing games such as Half-Life 1, Team Fortress 2, StarCraft II, and plan on buying Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Portal 2 in the very near future. I want to save as much money as possible without restricting myself from new games due to hardware restraints. What graphics card is necessary to play these games at their maximum settings, while still being able to play games like Battlefield 4 at low/medium settings if I so happen to buy them? Also, if you can direct me to a decent build that will do this for cheaper than $400, link me to it.
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We are talking about going for AMD quad core. 7970 will run most of your games at 1080p at high detail in playable environment. (you can buy it as new 280x or used from ebay where prices will be around 100-140$)
You'll be fine with whatever depending how good are you on costs i'd check review for cpu you want to buy before hand. See how it fares. (still no point going on intel as its much more expensive for what you're getting) (apu, computing cores are going to be little slower) maybe if you feel like going for 100$ cpu i'd go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286