Re: Building Gaming Desktop - Advice please
It's still more expensive, either way. In addition to the combo you posted, it would still cost me $840 for a total of $1,160. I also need: OS, CPU Cooler, Case Fans, WLAN, etc...
My build will cost me about $200 less...
That is my point...the $200 is almost the difference in price between a GTX 580 and a GTX 460.
I only play Starcraft 2 and Team Fortress 2. For the most part, SC2 is more CPU intensive than GPU. Either way, the GTX 460 is plenty for me. I don't need Ultra high details (hurts my eyes!)..I will run on high for the most part, with some things on medium. Medium-High is really all you need.
Intel Core i5-2500k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (DDR3 1600) Ram
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
eVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB SC
Acer G235H 23" LCD (1920x1080)
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit