Back in 2008 a friend helped me build a system that has served me well but it is really showing its age:
Asus P5k Delux P35R
Intel E8400 Dual core 3G 7754 5NR
nVidia GTS 450 2GB
Windows 7 64bit
I am socking some money away so my budget will be around $1,200 USD and I dont intend on using any of the parts from my existing setup.
This is a list I put together on Newegg based on some recommendations but am open to suggestions and critique: (i.e. if there are better/cheaper alternatives I would love to know). Really looking forward to a SSD and have no need for cd/dvd burning anymore.
And some more info:
My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Games, games and more games! I am a flight sim fan. Cliffs of Dover and the DCS series are at the top of the list. Also games like Skyrim, Mechwarrior Online. If I can get to a rig that can run all of those maxed out I would be a happy camper.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Yes, games! See above
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Newp, I am pretty OCD about that.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Not compared to some - roughly 100 GB of music and pic/video combined.
Will you be overclocking?
Not unless it is painlessly easy. Back in the celeron 300a days was the last time I overclocked. So I am not really up on the whole thing.
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
Amazon, Newegg - the usual suspects.
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Do you need peripherals? OS?
I have all the peripherals I need including OS. Eventually I want to get rudder pedals and a second monitor but those do not need to be considered for this upgrade. So far I have:
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
The Duo core just is not cutting it anymore and my MB will not support anything worth upgrading to.
Edited by RollTheBones, 18 October 2014 - 07:24 AM.