Hey guys, I was referred to these forums by a friend. Hopefully, I can get some advice on a few upgrades I'm doing..
Here's my current Specs: (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02871948&prodSeriesId=5080737
AMD Athlon II 3.2 Quad
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
ATi HD3870 GPU
500w Rosewill PSU
Win 7 x64
I bought this HP a while back for real cheap, but put in my GPU and my PSU at the time.
Now, with my income tax(Feb. 5th. I will have it) I would like to spend a bit of it on my PC. Priority, I would think, is the GPU and I would like to spend around $150 but if there is a better price/performance ratio for $200 or less I can spend near that, but no more than $200.
I don't know too much about what to look for in the GPUs....like, why is the 6870 1gb($179)
only a tad cheaper than a 7850 2gb($189)
? I don't have a preference about AMD/Nvidia, I just want the best performing card within my budget.
Games I currently own or want to play:
Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas(I want to use ENBs and Graphical Mods)
The Witcher 2
Far Cry 3
There are a few games coming out this year, and next, that I would like to have decent performance in as well, I don't want to have to buy a new card for at least a year or so..
Is this a good time to buy a GPU or is there new tech coming out soon that will cut the prices down a bit? Mind you, I really don't want to wait another month, but a week or two is ok.
Also, I want to get a new Keyboard and Mouse.
The Keyboard, the only feature I want is backlit keys, I think that's what they're called. I like to game with the lights off, but I'm not too familiar with the keys so it would be nice to be able to see. I don't care about any other features, but I don't want to spend too much on it, if possible
I would like to stay under $50 for the Keyboard.
My current Mouse is a Logitech G5 and I want something similar but with two thumb buttons opposed to just the one on my G5. The big problem I have with my G5 is the Middle Click-button is kinda hard to push in. Same budget as for the Keyboard, under or around $50.