I'm looking to build a new gaming rig in order to step up out of the comparative stoneage of my acer aspire v3 771g laptop. Anyone care to offer opinions on my proposed build?
I'm a novice builder, and I had to do a good deal of my own research to figure out what various terms meant, but I think what I've got listed will keep games looking pretty for a while without caving for an i7 and 16gb of faster ram to make the jump to ludicrous speed. I'd like to keep the price around $1000 if possible.
I've got a copy of win 8.1 to stick in it, and the SSD and HDD are being gifted to me by friends, so let's call the current cost about $1050 rather than the quoted $1487. I haven't verified any other prices yet, but I know Microcenter has the i5 for $30 less, before tax, so my total should be even a bit less if things keep going my way. Not set on the monitor either, but I wanted to have something in that slot, if only as a placeholder.
stay away from the 840 evo series ssd, it has issues. if you are going to get samsung evo series ssd, get the 850