63 months ago
Hello all! I built my first PC in April 2012:
The MB isn't listed on PCPartPicker anymore but it is an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271%5C
I'm hoping to play a lot of DA:Inquisition and it doesn't look my HD6950 doesn't meet the recommended specs. My current strategy is to upgrade my video card and other components as necessary, to last me 2-3 years until I do a new build my scratch. ~$300 seems about right for a new card, but I'm flexible depending on what gives me good bang for my buck. Maybe a GTX 970 or R9 290?
I like to play games at high/ultra settings to really enjoy the developer's work but I don't necessarily play the most taxing games on the market (My most recent games are Divinity: Original Sin, FFXIV: ARR, Diablo III, Battlefield 3, Deadspace 3). I play at 1080p but I haven't felt the need to go multiple monitors, is it worth trying to get more resolution on a 24''? SSD could probably use an upgrade as well.
Let me know what you think my holes/bottlenecks are. Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!