What all do I need for a good gaming PC?

#1 Edited by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

Here are my specs:

Motherboard- M3970AM-HP Angelica

Chipset- AMD 970

Processor- AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6 Core

Memory- 10 GB DDR3-1333

Graphics Card- Radeon HD 7450

Hard Drive- 1.5 TB Sata 3.0Gb/Sec

Power Supply- Internal 300W (100V-240V)

Operating System- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

I know I need a new case, PSU, graphics card, motherboard, and CPU. Is there anything else I need to upgrade? I want to be able to run lets say Battlefield 4 on ultra settings. What in my computer can I salvage? I want to be able to get all I need for around $500 to $800. I'm really wanting an Intel i7, and Nvidia graphics card. Not AMD.

#2 Edited by 04dcarraher (19138 posts) -

You can actually reuse that cpu, mobo, (if you want) also the memory, dvd HDD, etc just get a case psu and gpu for cheapest route. Believe it or not just by getting a new gpu psu and would bring massive difference even when with that FX 6100.

Here are some ideas

Case

GPU

PSU

But if your set on upgrading to an intel

Then this below is $804 without the $25 worth of rebates and you get Watchdogs for free

i5

Motherboard

Case

GPU

PSU

If you want to overclock that i5 can get a cheaper case and or psu to get a aftermarket cooler for the cpu.

CPU Cooler

PSU

Case

#3 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -
#4 Edited by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

@04dcarraher:

I will probably do that to start off. Get a case, GPU, and PSU. Then later on upgrade the CPU, and motherboard.

#5 Posted by PredatorRules (7195 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@04dcarraher:

Thanks im really wanting an i7 though.

And you need a CPU that costs as much as a whole console because of bad ports, right?

#6 Posted by Horgen (109998 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@04dcarraher:

Thanks im really wanting an i7 though.

For gaming an i5 does the same job.

#7 Posted by 04dcarraher (19138 posts) -

i7 vs i5 is very minor for gaming your talking about single digit difference in fps. Since an i7 is basically an i5 with more cache and HT.

That FX6100 with the other upgrades will hold you over until Intel and or AMD release *new* products next year.

#8 Posted by GTR12 (9031 posts) -

It also needs to red, because red makes everything faster.

#9 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

It also needs to red, because red makes everything faster.

You've never met my FPV. lol ;)

#10 Posted by GabranthXIII (989 posts) -

amd sucks donkey dick so i would go with something like i7 4770k and gtx 780, or even 780 ti

#11 Posted by kraken2109 (12963 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

It also needs to red, because red makes everything faster.

But blue keeps it running nice and cool

#12 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

Gabranth ya that's what I was thinking. GTR 12 I do like red lol.

#13 Edited by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

Whats better to get lets say a CPU with 3.7GHz 4 core, or a 3.4GHz 6 core? Is the more cores the better? Not saying those are my options just saying which would be better.

#14 Posted by PredatorRules (7195 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

Whats better to get lets say a CPU with 3.7GHz 4 core, or a 3.4GHz 6 core? Is the more cores the better? Not saying those are my options just saying which would be better.

That's really depends on what CPUs you're talking about.

#15 Posted by 04dcarraher (19138 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

Whats better to get lets say a CPU with 3.7GHz 4 core, or a 3.4GHz 6 core? Is the more cores the better? Not saying those are my options just saying which would be better.

All depends on what kind of cpus your comparing. If your comparing AMD quad at 3.7 vs AMD six core at 3.4 then the six core would be better because it has two more physical cores able to add nearly another 50% more processing power over that quad. The Clockrates help very little when your only comparing 300mhz with same brand and or architecture. Now if your comparing an intel quad vs AMD 6 core that's a different story, and an 4th gen i5 would beat the AMD 6 core