So, I've been trying to game on my 2010 MacBook Pro for a few years now. It's been... tolerable. But then, I'm a tolerant person. Still, I'd like to up my gaming experience.
It's been over 10 years since I last built a gaming PC, so all the shit out right now looks like flying cars to me. But, I did a little poking on Tom's Hardware and came up with something
. I also posted this to reddit
, but I figure there are some smarties around here who might have some opinions. So, how does this bill of materials look?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRZz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRZz/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 19:50 EST-0500)