Basically, I need a solid gaming rig for playing CS on, my last comp is beyond repair and I'm playing on a shitty little Laptop. I am hoping to get a whole new bit of kit, including new mouse, keyboard, headset ect. Hopefully my budget will be around £900 for this little buying frenzy, less if possible haha!
So first of all is the computer itself. Now I dont really wana have to spend more than £550 on it... It doesn't have to be amazing... just very good value for money ;)
Your 'bad boy' is pretty bad since it's a AMD CPU. AMD sucks obviously.
If you want to go for a cheap and solid processor you should go for a i5 2500k.
16GB is totally nonsense. Games nowadays need maximal 4GB of Ram. You should go for 8GB, it's way enough and still you can upgrade if you need more.
I don't like ATI because they're often not really good compared to Geforce ones. They're mainly only better if it's OVER HD resolution and I doubt you've got a monitor who have a higher resolution. You could buy one for like 1000€ though. :-)
Yeah but intel is more expensive than amd. And on amd you can play new games too like bf3. I played bf3 on ultra settings on my pc. If you are looking for cheap procesor for net, movies its amd. If you are looking for procser who can handle new games and games wich arent released its intel.
you can get either intel I5 2400 or I5 2500K
not much difference in core performance. but the latter one is unlocked for overclocking..
the K means its unlocked
so if you are not going to risk your processor by overclocking at sometime in future then you could easily save 20$ by buying the former
Either way, people are overestimating your budget I'd say. If I were you, I'd grab an i3 2120, the cheapest mobo you can find, a cheap case you like, a 450 or even 500W psu (decent brand- ocz,corsair,bequiet,..), 8gb of ram (dual channel so preferably 2x 4gb) and then just complete it with the most expensive graphics card your budget allows (this should be around the radeon 6770 mark I think, might be higher though).