My current machine is a dinosaur. it has been obsolete going on six years now, and I have finally been able to put aside some cash to build a decent budget gaming machine. however my two concerns are bottle necking, and being stuck in the same pickle i was when i built my current machine. which is my hardware being obsolete and phased out within a year after assembling it.
I don't need to play Crysis 2 on extreme settings, and my Monitor does not support 1080p. but I would like to be able to play most games on at least high settings at around 1400x900 res at anywhere between 30 to 60 fps.
I have already bought my new case, 2 dimms of 4gb G.skill sniper series 1866 memory, my aftermarket cpu cooler, and a basic 7200rpm WD hard drive.
the guts of the machine that i'm planing to purchase soon are
Mobo - Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
CPU - AMD FX-4300 Vishera
GPU - HiS Icooler Radeon HD 7770 Ghz edition
PSU - Rosewill Hive-550
so am i just opening a can of worms with this build? could i be spending less? or should i be spending a little more?