Boxing Day is coming up in about 3 weeks and I think it's about time I built a new gaming PC. The last time I did that was late-2007 with upgrades in mid-2008. I'm still running an Intel Core2Duo E6750 + AMD Radeon HD 4870 rig and I can't play Battlefield 4. I tried the beta and the game ran very poorly.
With that said, I have no preferences. What I want is the best bang for the buck. I don't care if it's Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA. What I do care about is long-term viability. I don't want to buy a motherboard that will be obsolete in mid-2013. I want something that will last me so I can upgrade in a year or two.
What do you guys recommend? My budget is $1,000 CAD before taxes (without a monitor and keyboard/mouse). I've been eyeing the Intel Core i5-4770K and AMD Radeon R9 270X. I've also been thinking of going with a cheaper AMD CPU/motherboard and a more expensive video card like the R9 280X or GTX 770.
Anyway, here's a list of recommendations I need:
- Video card