Hey guys, I haven't been around here for a long long time (a year or two) but I'm sure you still love me lol.
I'm currently in need of a new PC which can only be delayed until December 1st. That's because I've started a gaming news blog (http://www.betacake.net
) and I will need the new computer for testing out games in Beta phase starting December 8th with ArcheAge by XLGAMES (its a Korean mmorpg).
My current setup is :
E8200 @ 3.20 Ghz
Vapor-X ATI Radeon HD 4890 2 GB
Corsair CM2X2048-6400C5 (4GB Ram @800Hz)
Tagan TG700-U33 2-ForceII Series (700W PSU)
Case / Cooling : Thermaltake Armor+LCS Case with integrated watercooling for CPU (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.a ... =1480#Tab0
What I want to build is a computer for video games. My resolution will never be above 1920x1080, currently still using a 17" monitor at 1280x1024.
I will not be buying the monitor yet, I'm waiting for some further price drops on a 120hz 3D LED Full HD 1080p monitor that I'm keeping an eye on. Hopefully the monitor will come around x-mas.
The computer now. I need the following parts :
My budget is 900€(~$1200), strictly.
Might be able to pay another 20€ or 40€ but anything above that is a big NO-NO. Anything below is a big YES-YES
So, I want the new computer to last at least 2 full years of playing video games at the best possible graphics settings, preferably maximum. I don't mind losing some shadow quality and I certainly don't mind using 2xAA instead of 8x or even 16x.
I'm one of those people who claim to be able to feel the difference between 45 FPS and 85 FPS. The first is unplayable for me. Any game must be running above 60 FPS.
So I was thinking something among these lines :
CPU : i5 2500k - 196€
RAM : G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D DDR3 PC3-12800 RIPJAWS DUAL CHANNEL KIT - 50€
Mobo : Asus Sabertooth P67 B3 - 170€ or Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Republic of Gamers - 170€
GFX : 2 x Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Edition (http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentatio ... 1021&lid=1
) - 480€
My main concern is the graphics solution. Should I go Crossfire? Is it going to benefit me in games like Skyrim, BF3, etc?
Let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance.