Title says it all. Gaming on a computer is completely new to me. I'm looking for some forward answers/input, and I'm looking for some opinions from the community.
It would be safe to say that I do not know what I'm doing, and that unfortunately, I am not the smartest person when it comes to these kinds of things. But enough about me and onto the topic at hand.
Recently, I have been researching a bit computers (gaming computers to be exact if there is a difference.) I have been trying to find the best affordable option (according to my budget) to buy a PC that will be enough to run ARMA II and ARMA III in the future with little to no hassle. I have several models that appear to me capable of accomplishing the said goal. But as stated before I am new to these kind of things, and for all I know I could be making a mistake. Which is why I am asking for some friendly input and/or suggestions.
First off, here is my main question.
I am interested in buying a pre-built PC, the specifications of the PC are listed below. My question is: What would you think of this rig? Would it be capable of handling such games of ARMA II and III without any problems? Is there something that could be changed that would be more preferred to run these games instead of what I have in mind?
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked Signature 2 Edition [+13])
The grand total, including the external gear. (towers, fans, monitor, other misc etc) is roughly around $2400.00
Now below I have several other questions.
-If I dedicate my PC to ARMA and ARMA only, would it have a positive outcome on performance? Or will it barely make a difference?
-Do you think I could run ARMA games on its highest, if not medium settings without much hassle?
-What could I expect the FPS to be on ARMA game
-Is there anything you could potentially see wrong, or unnecessary with the rig above for what I am trying to accomplish? (An ARMA II/ARMA III Dedicated Rig)
Any other suggestions, comments, input etc is always welcome. Hopefully I can learn more than I already know so far from this post from the community.
All help is greatly appreciated.