- Feb 2, 2009
Tell us what budget he has and then we could give you a better advise.What is the current sweet spot for a CPU, value/performance? I'm helping one of my son's friends build a rig & yes, I am lazy/short-of-time, & I've not been following the latest hardware. My rig still runs great with a 2600k at 4Ghz so I avoid the hardware forums so I don't catch "upgrade fever". Although I think a new video card is in my future.
He of course has limited funds & needs everything, case, PS, everything. Just seeing the prices Intel is charging, I think I will be recommending AMD, but then again, that is why I am posting this here, to hopefully find some folks to be find enough to provide some guidance.
We may do some overclocking, if the new CPU is capable.
Thanks in advance!
Also, what games he will play, if it is for DOTA 2/LOL etc the recommendations will be different than playing BF 4/ Witcher 3 etc.