- 54 months ago
I guess I am a total newbie at this but here goes: of the games i want to play I read that thhe GeForce GTX960 will play them all on the settings i want, but is the 960 the best and cheapest at that point? I want to build a system that does not bottleneck itself and that will hold up for 5-12 years without much replacement parts/burn out, energy effeciency is fairly important as the inside of my house runs 80 degreees or more on average so overheating and wattage are always an issue.
Budget - looking for around 400-450 but I can go up to $600 after shipping, taxes, etc. Location - by the beaches of florida (humid, hot, salty air constantly breezing throughh home) Use - Gaming (and some game designing programs) Perphrials required - None Operating System - None required i have unix/linux OSs and Windows 7.1 and 10. Plan on running windows or a windows emulator for some games of course.
I probably need some way to access internet on this rig via wifi or plug in (usb) I do not need more than 250gigs of space (i strugle to use 90 gigs currently of my 180 gig drive) so an SSD might be ideal.
Example games: World of warcraft on amped settings (beyond ultra where particle effect flags are ticked way beyond interface's regular limits), LoL, Heroes of the Storm, Fallout 4 max settings, ps2" quality/aged games with their graphics amped up a bit via the pc's hardware, MMORPGs like Soul of Sword, Tera, PSO2, SWOTOR on max settings, etc, lots of pixel art and retro games, designing action/platformer type video games (and testing them in clinet/on comp). The "retro" games seldom exceed 500mb in size.
I am good with 60 fps 70 would be more ideal when doing a solo game and 40-60 is fine for a multiplayer or mmo/moba game. I am more interested in maximum partical effects quality without lagging the game play than other forms of resolution and rendering of game elements (sparkly colors and effects/explosions are why i play video games!)
Looking for bare minimum price points ideally, with all the parts meshing together well to reduce the posibility of malfunction (need this baby to last me 5-12 years before i upgrade again).
EDIT: I should mention i tend to use HD televisions as my Monitors so HDMI out is a must. And At least 2 USB ports (but i don't need more than 2). I do not need anything like Blueray drives or the like i want this as barebones and affordable as possible!