Hi there, new member here, hope I can integrate into the PCG fold!
So I'm finally starting to move in the direction of putting together a powerful gaming rig, and thought there might be some members here with far more tech knowledge than I have that might be able to help with a few preliminary questions.
I have decided that budget isn't too much of a consideration as power is the key factor but I certainly don't want to be spending money needlessly. A rough benchmark I would like to aim for would be running most current games on max settings with an average framerate of around 60fps.
I just joined the PCGUK Planetside 2 outfit this morning and I'd like to have a rig that is going to allow unhindered competitive play - anyone that plays it is likely aware of how system intensive this game can be even on seemingly powerful GPUs due to its CPU dependency. That also means I want to try to avoid any bottlenecking where possible.
So my first two questions would be I suppose, firstly, could anyone give me a rough estimate as to how much a build that would meet this criteria is likely to cost (I'm in the UK)? And secondly, whether there are any GPU CPU mobo combinations that particularly stand out as well suited for one-another? Once I've got an idea of what general direction to head in I can start the nitty-gritty of doing the research!
Any advice appreciated! Thanks