Several family members have requested I replace our ancient desktop PC with something newer for various games they play or desire to play. The aging Athlon 64 x2 5600+, nForce 405 MB, 2GB RAM and Geforce 7900GS are well beyond their life for current games.
I'm looking at the following:
Asus M5A97 MB
Radeon 7770 HD 1GB
Hard drive will be 500GB of some sort, haven't finished that research yet.
I'll utilize my existing case with Antec 500watt PS
Existing DVD/RW SATA drive will be used.
OS will be Win 7 x64 and I'll utilize the existing 19" LCD, resolution fo 1280x1024.
My budget is $450 which will also cover the cost of RAM and HDD.
The games to be played regularly are:
Dragon Age 1, 2 and the upcoming 3
World of Tanks
World of Warplanes
Sims 3 and its insane amount of expansions
Train Simulator 2014