My wanted settings :
My current computer :Budget
ResolutionIdeally under 1000$. I already have Monitor, Headset, Mouse and Keyboard.
Games / Settings Desired1600x900
CountryWoW : Very High or Ultra with 40+ FPS
SWToR : Very High or Ultra with 40+ FPS
D3 : Very High or Ultra with 40+ FPS
Maybe some Arkham City & its successor
Parts that can be reusedCanada, Quebec
Hard Drive ? They seem way too costy atm so I rather wait 6 months and get the same thing half the price then.
So... lets start playing !M4A78+
NVidia GeForce 7600 GT
Seagate ST33200620AS 320Gb 7200rpm
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Since I want this to run for at least 2 years, I'm hoping to get a system that will either run everything I want it to during that time frame from its stock settings, or have the option for overclocking when the time comes. I know nothing about hardware so please help.
From what I read, most would go with the i5 2500k which seems to fit my needs, but what else ? It seems 8GB RAM is way enough (but memory ain't too pricey so maybe 16GB and be done with it for 3+ years ?), but which one should I take (PNY, Corsair, Kingston, G.SKills, etc.) and at what speed (1333 seem cheaper, but would 1600 be better for the future?) and then obviously, there's the whole compatibility problem... I'd give you guys a "prepared list", but everytime I try to make one I just select stuff almost randomly since I know nothing :/