So, I have been wanting to build a PC recently and have been reading into parts, trying to learn all the lingo DDR3 vs GDDR5, crossfire and went nots.
This is/or will be a gaming computer. I mainly play RPGs (Skyrim, torchlight 2) MMOs (looking into star citizen, wildstar and firefall) Civ5 like games. I don't like playing shooters on my computer, I do play mech warrior online but that's about it in that department.
I would like to play all of these games on max at 1920x1080 resolution (my monitor is my 22in tv also), particularity skyrim which I love modding (graphic tweaks, multiple companions, new zones etc) so anything that helps that area the most is preferred.
Also, any integrated/dedicated sound card that will allow Vent thru headphones and pandora thru speakers. I have peripherals and OS. I’m a bit clueless about cases and OCing kinda freaks me out (probably because I had a heat problem scare with my current case but adding a fan fixed that.)
So with all my research (AKA total noob) I'm kinda struck with what is better a new build that will last 2-3 years or will an upgrade of some current parts also do the trick. I'll list current build 1st and then a pcpickerpart of what I'm thinking would be a good build.
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.6GHz 64 bit Six-Core Processor
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333 DIMM 240pin (either 2x4gb or 4x2gb) since the MoBo can have max 16gb and has 4 slots)
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 7200RPM
Graphics card: SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX ( I do have a ATI Radeon HD 5750 also, crossfire maybe? if cards need to be the same (or just easier to make that work) another 7770 is $95) Would need new case, current one has bad airflow and is extremely narrow)
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
MoBo: ASUS M4A78LT-M ( AM3 socket, DDR3 1800 max, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ , SATA II,) (Don't think two 7770's would fit the slots are kinda close together)
If I upgrade I’m thinking new Processor, new Memory, new MoBo and new case (and maybe another 7770.) AKA pretty much a new comp.
And then the build I’m thinking.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Hunterfaller/saved/34KA (reusing my PSU and hard drive) (PSU is 2 years old if that effects anything)