Hey guys, my friend just got a new PC and he sold me his other one. He only had it for a few months and I got it off him for only $200. I've been out of PC building/gaming for a few years and want to get back into it, hence I came back here as you guys helped me build a nice rig in '06-07. I would like to be able to play most modern games on high'ish settings, games like: Skyrim, BF3, CoD: MW3, GTA IV, Saints Row 3, The Witcher 2, DXHR, Diablo 3(When it comes), Fallout: NV, etc. I don't plan on building a new rig until the end of the year or so. Hopefully this one will be good til then.
The monitor is a 23" 1920x1080 native.
This is the PC: HP p7-1003w
- He changed a few things in it tho as he put a ATi HD3870 GPU & a 500w Rosewill PSU - RD 500-2DB.
What I'm thinking to replace would be the GPU as the other specs. seem decent enough for what I want, but if it would be a performance boost to replace the RAM or anything let me know. As for the GPU, I would like to stay between $150-$200USD at most, hopefully more on the cheaper side, but if there is something that's better dollar/performance ratio in the $200 range I'm willing to spend that much or slightly more. It's a PCIex16 slot, is there a difference in PCIe 2.0, 2.1, 3.0? I don't really care to much about Brands, but I would like a decent warranty. Is there anything else I can do to this to make it a better gaming rig? I won't be ordering anything until the 25th or so, just want to be ready.
Forgot to mention, I have a 32" HDTV I would like to play on sometimes, mainly gonna use the Monitor, but was curious if it would work good playing games on the TV. It's only 720p but I would like to sit on the couch and lounge sometimes when I game a lot.
Thanks for any insight you can offer.